HC Deb 12 December 1949 vol 470 c218W
66. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware of the long delays which are taking place in the turn round of ships because there is no room in the granaries of the ports to receive their cargoes of grain; and what action he proposes to take to prevent this loss of ships' time.

Dr. Summerskill

During recent months grain arrivals have been heavy and some delays in discharging vessels have occurred. Every effort is made to reduce the loss of time to the minimum and I anticipate that conditions in the ports will improve early in the new year.