HC Deb 02 August 1946 vol 426 c299W
Mr. Cuthbert

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that large quantities of biscuits, in bulk, are being exported to Kenya, where there is no shortage of biscuits made by themselves from their own butter and flour, and considering that in this country such biscuits are on points, if he will release such export for home consumption.

Mr. Strachey

In accordance with the policy outlined by my predecessor on 16th April last, small quantities of biscuits have been exported to Kenya in fulfilment of an approved programme. To assist our present food position, however, the Governments of the East African Colonies have recently offered to forgo any further imports from this country of biscuits, chocolates and sweets, and soap, and their offer has been accepted.