HC Deb 09 August 1966 vol 733 c292W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what preparation he is now making to safeguard the imports of the 50 per cent. of the food needed by the United Kingdom and the 90 per cent. raw materials needed to maintain full employment, in view of the fact that the United Kingdom reserves are less than its liabilities and the materials; when he estimates that a balance will be reached; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Callaghan

I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for South Angus (Mr. Bruce-Gardyne) on 25th July.