§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what advice his Department is offering to the public about the stockpiling of food in the event of a war emergency; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gummer
As a result of the defence policy pursued by the Government within our membership of NATO, the likelihood of a war emergency is remote. However, the public would be advised appropriately should such a situation arise.