§ 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.