HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 c226W
68. Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that recently, in Leyton at Temple Mill siding, there were 29 truckloads of herring left standing for about a week in a putrefying condition; and. in view of the present food shortage, if he will take steps to prevent this happening in the future.

Mr. Strachey

The 29 truckloads of herrings were surplus to home and export requirements, and were sent for processing into edible oil and feeding meal. Delay in unloading trucks did not destroy the value of the fish for this purpose.

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