§ 59. Brigadier Prior-Palmer
asked the Minister of Food what steps are being 439 taken for the protection and safeguard of food supplies in the event of heavy aerial attack.
§ Mr. F. Willey
Our defence measures include very comprehensive plans for the dispersal of our food stocks and prevention of damage by fire or other destructive action but obviously, as I am sure the hon. and gallant Gentleman will agree, it would not be in the public interest to publish any details of these plans.
§ Brigadier Prior-Palmer
Are any of the arrangements which are being made being circulated to local authorities, who are beginning to get interested in this matter?
§ Mr. Frederic Harris
Would the Minister not agree that possibly he could place all that stock in his own back garden?
§ Mr. Nicholson
Who has been drafting the replies of the hon. Gentleman today? Has not anybody in the Ministry of Food got a sense of humour?
§ Major Legge-Bourke
Is the hon. Gentleman satisfied that there is a sufficient quantity of tinned food for such an emergency?
§ Mr. John Tilney
Has the Minister considered offering storage space to our friends in America to store their food in this country?