HC Deb 19 November 1941 vol 376 c345W
Mr. Groves

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he has considered the possibility that the distribution of food by means of wheeled traffic may not be possible in areas affected by invasion; and whether he will take the steps necessary to deal with the difficulties arising therefrom?

Major Lloyd George

Detailed plans have been worked out with the Ministry of War Transport for maintaining the normal system of distribution of foodstuffs both by road and by rail so long as possible under invasion conditions. If and when it became impossible to move foodstuffs into any area by road or rail, local distribution would be effected from the stocks of food which have already been widely dispersed throughout all parts of the country to meet these conditions. As a further precaution emergency reserves have been placed in the case of Voluntary Food Organisers within the villages and smaller towns in certain areas.