Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th June 1951.

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Photo of Mr Maurice Webb Mr Maurice Webb , Bradford Central 12:00 am, 25th June 1951

Precise figures are not available but my Department's estimate is that during the first half of June some 10,000 tons were marketed, including supplies received from the Channel Islands. At this time of the year homegrown supplies at reasonable prices are not sufficient to meet the demand and limited imports are, therefore, being allowed from abroad.