§ 68. Mr. Erroll
asked the Minister of Food what is his estimated output of bacon from British factories for 1946 and 1947, respectively, with the esti- 314W mated imports from Denmark and other countries for similar periods; and whether he will give an assurance that in arranging for any increased bacon supplies he will give priority to facilitating an increased output from British factories.
§ Sir B. Smith:
The estimated output of bacon from British factories in 1946 is 111,000 tons. Total imports from Denmark and other sources in 1946 are estimated at 184,000 tons. It is too soon yet to say what will be available in 1947. With regard to the second part of the Question, in view of the shortage of bacon, which will certainly continue for a considerable time, I am unable to give the assurance asked for, since I must obtain bacon from all possible sources of supply.