HC Deb 23 May 1949 vol 465 cc47-8W
9. Mr. S. Marshall

asked the Minister of Food what quantities of pork have been imported from France as a result of the recent negotiations; and what distribution has been made.

Mr. Strachey

First small sample shipments totalling 20 tons of French pork has arrived and been distributed in this country. We have, however, arranged to purchase from the French Government about 2,500 tons, which are already available and detailed arrangements for shipping are now being made. We hope also to complete arrangements soon for the purchase of further supplies which are expected to be available in the autumn.

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