HC Deb 01 December 1948 vol 458 cc176-7W
53. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Food if the United Kingdom is now prevented by any international agreement from buying maize, barley and other coarse grains freely in the world's markets.

Dr. Summerskill

The United Kingdom has concurred with I.E.F.C. recommendations about the distribution of cereals (including coarse grains) for the period ending 30th June, 1949. But these recommendations are such that the United Kingdom will not be prevented from buying as freely as the balance of payments permits.

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