HC Deb 14 October 1952 vol 505 c12W
Colonel J. H. Harrison

asked the Minister of Food whether he is satisfied that there is a market for tinned crab in large quantities in this country; and why he is continuing these imports on Government account.

Major Lloyd George

The demand for canned crab far exceeds the supplies we have been able to buy. For currency reasons no purchase of canned crab has been made by my Department since last April when canned fish (including a small quantity of canned crab) was bought from Russia against a purchase by Russia of salted herrings in barrels and a small quantity of tinplate.