HC Deb 05 March 1951 vol 485 cc19-20W
Mrs. Braddock

asked the Minister of Food if his attention has been drawn to the waste of sugar while unloading the ship s.s. "Bolbeg" in the East Harrington Dock, Liverpool; if he is aware that his sugar control officer in Liverpool stated nothing could be done about it when he was informed: and if he will see that steps are taken in future to prevent the loss of food in this way.

Mr. Webb

The cargo of this vessel, which was held up by the unofficial strike of dockers at Liverpool, arrived in a very bad state. Its condition was at once reported to my Department, and I am satisfied that, under the direction of my sugar control officer at the port, every effort has been made to minimise loss by mending bags and gathering up loose sugar.