HC Deb 26 January 1948 vol 446 c651
76. Captain Marsden

asked the Minister of Food if his attention has been drawn to the exhibition of frozen cooked food now being shown at Olympia; and if he will take steps to assist and encourage this modern method for the preservation and distribution of food.

Mr. Strachey

Yes, Sir, I have already taken steps to assist in the development of the quick freezing of cooked food, but in view of the general food shortage licences have been limited to suppliers to British and foreign airlines operating from and outside this country. British prepared quick frozen meals are served on the aircraft of a number of airlines, both British and foreign, and also to passengers at the air ports served by these aircraft. This makes a valuable contribution to our export trade.

Captain Marsden

Will the Minister keep an open mind about this? It is such an obvious method of economy, by stopping all waste in times of glut, so will he do all he can to encourage it further in the country beyond use in aircraft?

Mr. Strachey

Certainly, Sir.