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Canned Oysters

Volume 439: debated on Monday 23 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Food for what reason have tinned oysters been imported from the U.S.A.; what has been the total dollar expenditure on tinned oysters; and whether he will take steps to prevent the importation of this and other luxury foods from hard-currency countries.

The import of canned oysters by private traders was permitted under an open general licence for various canned fish products designed to provide variety in supplies. The dollar expenditure on canned oysters, to the end of April, the last available date, was about £13,000. The open general licence was withdrawn from 13th May.