HC Deb 23 April 1951 vol 487 c11
13. Miss Irene Ward

asked the Minister of Food how many tins of Russian salmon have been delivered to Tyneside; and what was the average period they had been in stock.

Mr. F. Willey

About 313,000 tins were released for the North-Eastern area last month. They had been in stock for an average of about 24 months.

Miss Ward

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that some of the Russian salmon has been in stock for 11 years? What compensation is being offered to the stores who have been sent these tins?

Mr. Willey

I am not so aware. I am dealing with the tins to which the hon. Lady referred and it was usual in the trade to store such tins of salmon for many years.

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