Oral Answers to Questions — Greece (Food Situation).

– in the House of Commons on 28th January 1942.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

asked the Minister of Economic Warfare whether he is aware of the critical food situation in Greece and other territories of Allied Powers; what representations have been made to His Majesty's Government by the Greek Government or its representatives respecting the existing famine in Greece; and whether any proposals a re being considered, either in conjunction with the Turkish Government or otherwise, to meet the urgent need of the Greek people by securing for them fuller supplies of foodstuffs under appropriate guarantees that these shall be exclusively for the Greek people?

Photo of Mr Dingle Foot Mr Dingle Foot , Dundee

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given yesterday to my hon. Friend the Member for Stockport (Sir A. Gridley). The action taken by His Majesty's Government is in response to representations by the Greek Government.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Has the relaxation of the blockade to meet the needs of the Greek people been judged by the Greek Government to be satisfactory?

Photo of Mr Dingle Foot Mr Dingle Foot , Dundee

We have not yet had time to consult the Greek Government about the answer given yesterday.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

When is the Department likely to have consultations with the Greek Government on this subject?

Photo of Mr Dingle Foot Mr Dingle Foot , Dundee

We are in constant communication with the Greek Government on this and other matters?