HC Deb 20 November 1950 vol 481 cc1-2W
30. Mr. Wilkes

asked the Minister of Food what price controls are still in force on the sale of poultry of all kinds in the home market; and whether he will state what poultry prices are now higher than those prevailing at Christmas 1949 and by now much the prices have increased.

Mr. Webb

I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol, North-East (Mr. Coldrick), on 15th November.

35. Mr. J. Hudson

asked the Minister of Food in view of his search for additional supplies of turkeys in order to check the high prices charged for them, whether he proposes to approach Canada and Hungary from both of which turkeys have been supplied in the past at prices which enabled working people to buy them.

Mr. Webb

Unfortunately there are difficulties in getting supplies from both these sources. On Hungary I would refer to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on 13th November. As for Canadian turkeys, these would cost dollars, and I am afraid that at the moment, there are even more important claims on our dollar reserves.