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Volume 438: debated on Monday 9 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the short supply of lentils; and, in view of their high nutritional value and easy facility for transport and storage, if he will arrange for a larger importation.

I am well aware of the shortage of lentils. There have, however, been no exports from India, the principal producer, for several years, and

—Applications granted.Withdrawal on closure of business.Net Increase.
Food Retailers17,3755,84711,528
(a) Fish Friers963156807
(b)Hotels and Residential Establishments8,2262,4895,737
(c)Catering Establishments operating primarily for profit.14,4883,49410,994