HC Deb 23 February 1949 vol 461 c1863
68. Mr. C. S. Taylor

asked the Minister of Food in what quantities he is importing frozen rabbits from Australia.

Dr. Summerskill

We asked Australia to send the largest possible quantity of rabbits, and I am glad to say that some 27,000 tons or about 1,000,000 cases were imported in 1948. We expect that a similar quantity will be available this year.

Mr. Taylor

Would it not be possible to step up the import of these rabbits from Australia, and is the right hon. Lady sure that she is getting as many as can be got?

Dr. Summerskill

They are stepped up. These are about four times as many as came here in 1939.