HC Deb 17 March 1947 vol 435 cc13-4W
69. Sir G. Fox

asked the Minister of Food the total amount of food stored in the three stores commonly known as Birkott Loose Boxes, Birkott, near Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire, on 1st January, indicating the quantities and varieties; and how long it is since it was previously inspected.

Mr. Strachey

I assume that the hon. and gallant Member is referring to food stored by my Department in out-buildings at the White House, Barcote. On 1st January there were 198 tons of imported jam and 25 tons of rather badly damaged mixed foodstuffs handed over by the U.S. Army, consisting of breakfast cereals spices and condiments, biscuits, cocoa, baking powder and syrup. The last inspection made by one of my officers before 1st January was on 23rd November.