§ Mr. Medland
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware of the shortage of food and milk prevailing among the population, including dockyard workers, in Malta; whether he is prepared to give these gallant and loyal people priority over enemy nationals; and what steps he is taking to improve the food situation in Malta.
§ Mr. George Hall
My latest information is that stocks in the Island are reasonably satisfactory with the exception of milk powder. Supplies of that item from the United States were recently held up, but the shortage has since been met by shipment from the United Kingdom. I can assure my hon. Friend that, having regard to the present world food shortage, Malta's needs are being adequately cared for.