HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 cc66-7W
72. Dr. Little

asked the Minister of Food whether he will arrange for food, fruit and the other necessities to have prior claim on shipping over things that are not essential for the public health and well-being.

Dr. Summerskill

Existing arrangements already ensure that my right hon. Friend's shipping requirements receive priority over non-essential articles where this is necessary.