HC Deb 03 December 1941 vol 376 c1145W
Mr. Ammon

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether his attention has been called to the fact that Messrs. Smedley have in stock some millions of tins of canned food-stuffs which they are not permitted to distribute, and that they will not prepare further quantities until those in stock have been distributed; and whether he will make arrangements to use the goods in store before those that have only recently come on to the market?

Major Lloyd George

The reply to the first part of the Question is "Yes, Sir." The reply to the second part is that the bulk of the goods to which reference was made are canned carrots, and it is not my noble Friend's intention that these should be put on the market while fresh carrots are in abundant supply.