HC Deb 12 May 1947 vol 437 cc99-100W
38. Mr. Spence

asked the Minister of Food the total dollar expenditure authorised this year to date for the purchase of tinned silver hake, oysters, anchovies, dressed crab, prawns and chewing gum base.

Mr. Strachey

These kinds of canned fish have been coming in under open general licence; about £37,000 was spent on dollar imports up to 31st March. £90,000 has been authorised for chewing gum base so far this year.