HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 c76W
106. Sir W. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in consultation with the Minister of Food, he will take immediate steps to reduce the import of the non-essentials of life and thus be in a position to increase the import of essential goods and food.

Mr. Belcher

I have nothing to add to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Debate on world food shortage on 14th February last.