§ 48. Mr. BILLING
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the recent disturbances in Russia were largely attributable to food shortage and privation; and whether, under these circumstances, he is prepared to consider the advisability of introducing some legislative measure to prevent such an occurrence in this country?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Bonar Law)
The Government are taking every possible step to minimise the shortage of food supplies.
§ Mr. BILLING
To what extent is privation to be endured before some compulsory measures are introduced in connection with the food supply of the country?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
As the House well knows, that subject is occupying continually the attention both of the Food Controller and the Government.