HC Deb 23 April 1947 vol 436 c109W
52. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Food if he will state, by countries, the number of turkeys he has actually bought, to the latest available date, and the price paid for them delivered in Britain.

Mr. Strachey

Since Christmas, 1946, we have received 900 tons from Hungary, 576 tons from South America, 128 tons from Yugoslavia, three tons from Poland and two tons from Australia. No other purchases have been completed. As usual, it would be undesirable to publish prices.

62. Lieut.-Commander Hutchison

asked the Minister of Food if he will make a further statement in regard to the proposed purchase of turkeys from the U.S.A.

Mr. Strachey

Negotiations are still in progress.