HC Deb 05 February 1918 vol 101 c2115W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food if he is advertising the advantages of the salted herrings purchased by the Government, and of which large stocks are available; if so, where are such herrings to be purchased and what is the Government price.; and can they be purchased by the barrel for home consumption, so as to save the use of meat?


The Food Controller has advertised salted or pickled herrings, and the available stocks are already so far depleted that no further advertisement is necessary to secure the consumption of actual and prospective supplies. The herrings can be purchased from the Ministry of Food direct or from wholesale traders, and the prices charged by the Ministry vary, according to quality, from 38s. to 44s. per barrel.