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Volume 439: debated on Monday 23 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Food how many persons are still employed in the food stores which were established during the war in various parts of the country; what work these persons are doing; and what are now the contents of these food stores

At present there are about 3,000 people employed in the remaining food depots which were set up by the Ministry during the war. They are mainly engaged in handling the stocks of imported and home grown foodstuffs which still have to be maintained by the Ministry.