§ Mr. S. Shephard
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the approximate stocks of bread grains in the British zone in Austria held by U. N. R. R. A.; and the calorific value of the ordinary civilian ration.
I am informed that all relief supplies imported into Austria by U. N. R. R. A. are handed over to the Austrian Government and no food stocks are, therefore held in Austria by U. N. R. R. A. The present estimate of bread grain stocks held by the Austrian Government in the British zone is 1,700 tons, all of U. N. R. R. A. origin. During the first three weeks in June, the calorific value of the civilian ration issued to normal consumers throughout all zones in Austria averaged approximately 1,080 calories. The figure for bread grain stocks does not include the British sector of Vienna, which draws its requirements from a central pool to which the four occupying Powers contribute.