HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 cc190-1W
79. Mr. G. Williams

asked the Minister of Food it he is aware that Italians in many cases do not use their dark flour ration and buy white flour on the black market; and if, in view of the plentitude of flour in Italy, he will put forward a claim for a greater allocation to this country.

Mr. Strachey

It would be quite wrong to suggest that flour or any other foodstuffs were plentiful in Italy, except for the rich. The hon. Member can rest-assured that we shall not fail to take every possible measure to increase the wheat supply of this country. Perhaps the conclusion of the Canadian Wheat Contract has escaped the hon. Member's attention.