§ Mr. Harold Macmillan
I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement which I gave in the House on 29th July in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for Consett (Mr. D. Adams). Since that date I am informed that the food supply situation has materially eased and immediate needs are being satisfactorily met. In addition, considerable advances are being made in the local production of foodstuffs, including the cultivation of maize and various millets including notably guinea corn, and also pulses and beans of many kinds.