HC Deb 25 July 1949 vol 467 c85W
14. Mr. Crawley

asked the Minister of Food if he will make a further statement on the results of the first year's work of the Overseas Food Corporation in Queensland.

Mr. Strachey

The final result of the harvest is not yet known but the Queensland British Food Corporation now inform me that owing to a series of exceptionally early and continuing frosts the crop will be substantially less than the estimate made by the management in Australia with which I supplied the House on 1st June. The total crop cannot now be more than the amount originally predicted for this year—400,000 bushels.