HC Deb 18 May 1939 vol 347 cc1638-9W
Mr. W. R. Duckworth

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether, in connection with food storage plans for this country, he is arranging for the storage of British canned meats or fish in addition to similar goods coming from abroad?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Certain stocks of canned beef, which is the most suitable kind of canned meat for the purpose of the Government's storage scheme, have been obtained from Dominion and foreign sources, there being no production of canned beef in this country. No canned fish has been obtained from abroad. Negotiations are now proceeding with canners in this country with a view to the acquisition of a reserve of canned herring.