HC Deb 19 February 1951 vol 484 c869
12. Air Commodore Harvey

asked the Minister of Food if he is satisfied that hotels and other establishments accommodating visitors to this country for the Festival of Britain will be able to obtain adequate supplies of food.

Mr. Webb

They will get their share, and I hope they will consider it reasonable.

Air Commodore Harvey

In advertising the many attractions in this country to people in foreign countries, will the Minister make it quite clear that they are not misled in thinking that there will be an abundance of food for them here when they come?

Mr. Webb

I hope, equally, that they will not be misled by suggestions that the people of this country are starving. That is quite untrue. It is a gross distortion of the facts. The food supplies of this country in the last 12 months have been better than they have been for 10 or 12 years.