HC Deb 27 June 1940 vol 362 cc613-4W
Miss Rathbone

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that recent broadcasts and speeches on the food situation have been so reassuring that they may encourage unnecessary consumption of food and wasteful use of it; and will he, in future, combine these optimistic reports with reminders of the strain which a long siege is likely to place on our food stocks?

Mr. Boothby

I trust that the recent broadcasts and speeches have not given the impression which my hon. Friend suggests and which was not intended. The Ministry of Food is doing everything in its power to promote care in the use of food, and to avoid waste.