HC Deb 25 June 1947 vol 439 cc50-1W
50. Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware of the shortage of evaporated milk and pork luncheon meat in the Upton area, West Ham; and whether he will take action to overcome these shortages.

Mr. Strachey

Evaporated milk is issued only during the autumn and winter when supplies of liquid milk are seasonally low. We hope to resume distribution in the early autumn. Supplies of pork luncheon meat fall far short of present day demand and the shortage of which my hon. Friend complains is, I am afraid not limited to his constituency.