Oral Answers to Questions — Enemy-Occupied Europe (Food Supplies)

– in the House of Commons on 8th September 1942.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Harvey Mr Thomas Harvey , Combined English Universities

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Warfare whether he can give any information as to the shortage of food supplies in Belgium; and whether any proposals for the supply under neutral control of food and milk to schoolchildren and nursing mothers have been considered by His Majesty's Government and by any of the Allied Governments?

Photo of Mr Dingle Foot Mr Dingle Foot , Dundee

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answers which I gave him on 21st July, to which I have nothing to add.

Photo of Mr Thomas Harvey Mr Thomas Harvey , Combined English Universities

Has any recommendation been received from any of the Allied Governments?

Photo of Mr Dingle Foot Mr Dingle Foot , Dundee

That point is, I think, covered by the answer which I gave on 21st July.

Photo of Mr John Dugdale Mr John Dugdale , West Bromwich

Will the Minister take into account the importance of ensuring that, however great the hardship may be for these people, we do not assist the enemy in any way by feeding the entire population of Europe?

Photo of Mr Dingle Foot Mr Dingle Foot , Dundee

Certainly, Sir, that is constantly in our minds.