HC Deb 19 December 1941 vol 376 c2254W
Sir R. Gower

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, as the Ministry of Food still has on its hands much of the tonnage of fresh salted cod bought from Iceland, any of it is being used, or is to be used in the Navy?

Mr. Alexander

Fish is not issued as a ration in kind in the Navy but it is bought from the N.A.A.F.I. or outside fishmongers as required. Such purchases are at the option of the ships or establishments, or in some cases, individual messes. Without making detailed inquiries from all ships and establishments, it is not possible to say to what extent fresh salted cod is being used in the Navy, but the records of N.A.A.F.I. show that there is not a large demand for it.

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