HC Deb 06 April 1949 vol 463 c2054
72. Mr. McGovern

asked the Minister of Food if he will state the total amount of sausages per week offered by Eire; and if agreement has been reached on this offer.

Dr. Summerskill

We had one offer of about 400 pounds weight per week; we are now awaiting samples.

Mr. McGovern

Is it the case that substantial offers have been made to fly sausages over, and in view of the scarcity of sausages here, will the right hon. Lady see that her Department considers such offers sympathetically?

Dr. Summerskill

Certainly, Sir. We are prepared to receive samples by air, but I am sure that my hon. Friend will agree that they must comply with certain meat content requirements.