HC Deb 12 December 1949 vol 470 cc219-20W
74. Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Minister of Food if he is satisfied that the system whereby food parcels, containing scarce and rationed foods, may be ordered in the United States of America to be sent to residents in Great Britain, acts less unfairly towards our people generally than was the case with the system operating for food parcels from the Irish Republic, which he is to terminate on 1st January, 1950.

Dr. Summerskill

Yes, and they are gifts. Many of the Irish parcels were not.

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