HC Deb 22 November 1948 vol 458 c855
38. Sir R. Ross

asked the Minister of Food what additional quantities of maize meal he has arranged to have exported to Eire as pig food; and whether this involves any diminution of the supply to pig producers in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Summerskill

No arrangements have been made to export any maize meal to Eire, and none has been exported during recent years. The second part of the Question does not, therefore, arise.

Mr. Hurd

Can the hon. Lady say whether we have made available to Eire any dollars for the purpose of buying maize in America?

Dr. Summerskill

The hon. Gentleman is probably thinking of the arrangement made with Eire to lend her some maize which is to be returned by February, 1949.