Food Stocks

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th July 1954.

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Photo of Sir Waldron Smithers Sir Waldron Smithers , Orpington 12:00 am, 12th July 1954

asked the Minister of Food the details of stocks of food in the possession of his Department on 4th July, 1954, and their cost price, including storage and management.

Dr. Hill:

I cannot usefully add to the reply given to my hon. Friend on 23rd June.

Photo of Sir Waldron Smithers Sir Waldron Smithers , Orpington

Is my hon. Friend not aware that one of the main duties of a Member of Parliament is to be a guardian of the public purse? How can we do our duty if all Ministries are infected with the Crichel Down disease?