HC Deb 07 July 1948 vol 453 c374
52. Sir J. Mellor

asked the Minister of Food why he exported large quantities of pig products to foreign countries during 1947, while he appealed to the British Dominions to export similar products to the United Kingdom; and what is his present policy with regard to this trade.

Dr. Summerskill

Very small quantities of pig products were exported during 1947 to meet the requirements of the Channel Islands, Malta, Gibraltar, and the Services overseas. No other exports have been, or will be, permitted until supplies are greatly improved.

Sir J. Mellor

Were quantities of bacon and ham sent to Portugal?

Dr. Summerskill

No, Sir. The whole amount we sent abroad was one-half of one per cent. of our total supplies of these products.