HC Deb 07 May 1952 vol 500 c29W
60. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Food if he will make a statement on the surplus foods available in Canada; what they consist of; and what steps he is taking to secure them for the British people.

Dr. Hill

As a consequence of the outbreak of foot and mouth disease, Canada's exports of livestock and fresh meat to the U.S.A. have been stopped for the time being. This may lead to a surplus of meat in Canada in the course of the year, but it is too soon to estimate the size of this potential surplus. As to the last part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my right hon. and gallant Friend on 7th April.