HC Deb 02 June 1919 vol 116 cc1692-3W
Colonel THORNE

asked the Food Controller if he is aware that American whisky importers are in a position to import whisky in American steamers if the Government will give permission to allow it to be imported; and, in consequence of there being a shortage of whisky in this country, will he give facilities for the importation of American whisky that has been purchased and paid for since January of this year?


The Food Controller is aware that it might be possible for arrangements for importation to be made in this way; but the power to modify restrictions on import into this country does not rest with the Ministry of Food.

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