§ 62. Mr. Turton
asked the Minister of Food what reply he has given to the offer made by telegram on 30th March, 1950, to purchase his accumulated stocks of Australian and New Zealand rabbits.
§ Mr. Webb
This offer was conditional on our providing tinplate to can the rabbits. Because we are short of tinplate, we cannot provide more than a token quantity for export samples. But we have told the firm concerned that if they wish to manufacture the rabbit product as an open pack product or in glass jars, we will let them have as many rabbits as they can use and pay for.