HC Deb 23 January 1918 vol 101 c995W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware of the refusal of the Ministry of Shipping to place premier jus on the priority list of shipments from the Argentine, though such premier jus is urgently needed in this country; and whether he will see that this state of affairs is rectified without delay so that the premier jus available for shipment may be brought to this country?


The hon. Member appears to be under a misapprehension. Priority of freight space has already been secured by the Ministry of Food for the importation of a certain amount of premier ins during the year 1918, and every effort is being made to arrange for its shipment from the Argentine during the coming months.