HC Deb 02 August 1946 vol 426 cc298-9W
Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Food the comparative prices paid by his Department during the past three months for home-produced and imported wheat, beef, mutton and lamb, bacon and shell eggs.

Mr. Strachey

The prices paid by the Ministry of Food for the different food stuffs which they purchase vary with the source of origin and the quality of the product. To publish a list of prices without full explanation of the reasons for variation would be misleading, and I do not feel that it would be in the public interest to publish the particulars requested.