§ Mr. Edelman
asked the Minister of Food whether his attention has been drawn to the activities of a company, particulars of which have been sent to him, which professes to send food parcels abroad; and whether, in view of the prohibition against privately exporting food for relief and the control regulations which forbid the sending of currency out of the country, he will investigate this company's activities.
§ Mr. Strachey
This company is not able to send food parcels from the United Kingdom nor would foreign exchange be granted to it for the despatch of parcels from countries outside the sterling area, but remittances from the United Kingdom to countries within the sterling area are not subject to restrictions. Control over the sending of parcels from overseas countries is a matter for the governments concerned.