HC Deb 17 March 1947 vol 435 c11W
35. Sir G. Fox

asked the Minister of Food what quantities of wheat and flour he has loaned to other countries during the past twelve months; which countries have received loans; and which have had applications for loans refused.

Mr. Strachey

During the past 12 months 60,376 tons of wheat were loaned to India, 8,100 to South Africa, 48,287 to Germany, 8,975 to Belgium, 16,785 to Italy, 17,042 to Poland, 8,598 to Yugoslavia, 8,256 to Greece, 9,000 to Austria. All these loans have been repaid. We have also lent 4,599 tons to Eire; there will be no difficulty in securing the repayment of this loan when supplies in Eire improve. It has been necessary to refuse all other applications for loans of wheat.

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