27. Mr. Scott-Elliot
asked the Minister of Food what is the estimated amount of the Burma rice crop for the present season which he expects to procure; and how this compares with last year.
§ Dr. Summerskill
The Burmese authorities expect that 1,250,000 tons of rice will be available for export from Burma during 1949. This compares with 1,226,553 tons exported during 1948.