HC Deb 06 November 1961 vol 648 c591
4. Mr. Thorpe

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much food is stocked in this country which is immune from radioactivity; and how long he estimates that these supplies would feed the people of this country in the event of an emergency.

Mr. Soames

In the event of any emergency likely to occur in peace time, there would, at any given time, be ample stocks of safe food in the country to feed the population.

Mr. Thorpe

Would the Minister include a period of high radioactivity as being synonymous with peace-time conditions?

Mr. Soames

Yes, Sir, anything we envisage as likely to be created.

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