HC Deb 25 February 1952 vol 496 cc73-4W
16. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that the supply of tin-plate for the canning of domestic foods for 1952 will fall short of the official Ministry of Supply's estimate and that there will only be two tins in 1952 for every three available in 1951; and if he will give an assurance that a fair share of the total supplies available will be kept for domestic canning.

Major Lloyd George

I am not aware of any such estimate of supplies for domestic canning, nor of any ground for fearing the reduction to which my hon. Friend refers. The answer to the second part of the Question is, "Yes."