HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 c71W
89 Major Lloyd

asked the Minister of Food if he will give a list of the foods and their quantities which his Department has refused to purchase in the past six months on price grounds, with the price asked and the price offered.

Dr. Summerskill

My right hon. Friend is negotiating daily for the purchase of a very wide range of foodstuffs from all parts of the world and it would not be in the national interest to disclose details of the kind asked, particularly within so short a period of the negotiations. I can assure the hon. and gallant Member, however, that supplies to this country are not being restricted by unnecessary haggling about prices.