HC Deb 21 June 1948 vol 452 c101W
80. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Food how much canned beef has been purchased or contracted for from the Eire Government; how much was offered; and at what price.

Dr. Summerskill

We have purchased 5,000 tons out of the 10,000 tons which we were offered. I am not prepared to disclose the price paid. We have reduced our purchases of canned meat from Eire and other sources in favour of purchases in a form suitable for either issue on the ration or manufacture into sausages and other products.