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Greece (Food Supplies)

Volume 391: debated on Tuesday 13 July 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Warfare what actual requests for supplementary food have been received from the Neutral Commission on the spot in Greece; and whether any further supplies of milk have been asked for?

In April last the Commission requested that the 3,000 tons of haricot beans which had formerly been imported each month should be replaced by 2,000 tons of peas and lentils and 1,000 tons of wheat. This request has been agreed to except that soup concentrates have been substituted for lentils. Monthly consignments of milk consisting either of 100 tons of dried milk or 300 tons of condensed milk have been shipped at the request of the Commission since last November. At the end of last month a further request was received, but there appears to have been faulty transmission, and further clarification is being sought. A request has also been received for certain special milk foods, and this is under consideration. An earlier request for 3,000 tons of stock fish was not granted.