HC Deb 03 March 1948 vol 448 c388
52. Mr. York

asked the Minister of Food who was responsible for the publication of the prices of foods to be purchased from Denmark under the latest agreement.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Dr. Edith Summerskill)

A Press notice issued by the Treasury on 27th February specified the prices to be paid for Danish butter and bacon under the recent trade agreement. No information about these prices was issued before that date from any United Kingdom official source.

Mr. York

Why is it that the hon. Lady can give the prices of these commodities and yet refuses to give the prices of other commodities?

Dr. Stummerskill

I have told the hon. Gentleman that there was an announcement by the Treasury. These prices were announced after the Danish Government had made them public.

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