HC Deb 20 June 1951 vol 489 cc50-1W
Mr. Llewellyn

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the shortage of canned milk available for ships at Cardiff docks and that hardship has been caused to ships' crews which have had to put to sea without canned milk; and what remedial action he proposes to take in this matter.

Mr. Webb

My information is that supplies and orders for ships' stores at Cardiff have been met in full. There were some complaints that seamen buying their own supplies from retail grocers were having difficulty in getting canned milk. A special issue was, therefore, made to traders in Cardiff on 28th May and there have been no further complaints. If the hon. Member knows of any particular case of difficulty and will give me details, I will have the matter investigated immediately.

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