HC Deb 22 March 1951 vol 485 cc328-9W
88. Sir J. Mellor

asked the Minister of Food why the canned fish allocation for periods 12 and 13, commencing 25th March, 1951, includes Danish, Dutch, Irish and Swedish brisling, but no Portuguese, French or other sardines; why retailers are required to accept for each 100 units 23 tins of salmon and 27 tins of brisling; and why he declines to release other canned fish now in stock.

Mr. Webb

It has been found a convenient arrangement, for consumers as much as for traders, to issue the various kinds of canned fish in rotation rather than to release small quantities of each kind at one time. Sardines were included in the previous allocation and will be included in the next one. Retailers are not required to accept all or any part of an allocation offered by the Ministry.