§ 62. Sir Waldron Smithers
asked the Minister of Food what quantity of chickens he has in stock; and how much profit or loss he has made on his poultry dealings since 1st January, 1950.
§ Sir W. Smithers
Will the Minister call for a special report on this transaction from the Comptroller and Auditor-General? May I ask him why he is able to gamble in the nation's food and money and not give an account? Will he restore this trade as soon as possible to the people who know the business?
§ Brigadier Medlicott
Will the Minister say whether this total includes the chickens belonging to the Labour Party which are now coming home to roost?
§ Colonel Gomme-Duncan
In view of the rumour in the country today that there are very large numbers of chickens in store, and the uncertainty which is thus caused to the poultry producer, will the right hon. Gentleman consider issuing some statement, if only to reassure the poultry producer?