HC Deb 24 February 1920 vol 125 c1524W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions the approximate total value of British foodstuffs remaining in France; and what is their present condition, their estimated value a year age, and the present value or price realised?


The approximate total value of British foodstuffs in France still awaiting disposal is £32,000, and it is anticipated that the greater portion of these supplies will be disposed of during the next fortnight. The bulk of these foodstuffs consists of tinned or preserved foods and medical comforts, of which there has been very little deterioration or decrease in value. The perishable and other foodstuffs more liable to deterioration have already been sold.