HC Deb 11 June 1947 vol 438 c102W
54. Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Minister of Food the total amount of food that was available for consumption by the people of this country from June, 1946, until the latest available date.

Dr. Edith Summerskill

It is estimated that the amount of food consumed by the civilian population in the year 1946 is approximately 31 million tons.