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Consumption Levels (Report)

Volume 441: debated on Wednesday 30 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Food when the promised publication on food consumption levels will be available.

It is 11 weeks since the Minister said the figures were ready and what is the explanation of the delay? Will the hon. Lady see that when the world food review which was promised nearly a year ago is ready in the autumn the delay does not recur?

I recognise that there has been some delay, but I must remind the right hon. and learned Gentleman that there has been a good deal of editing and setting up to do because this is the first time that the British figures have been published alone.