§ Mr. Law
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether supplies of cod liver oil have been bought for use in the event of an emergency; whether such supplies represent pure cod liver oil which is fully tested and guaranteed; and whether, in view of the necessary curtail- 490W ment of deep-sea fishing in the event of war, which would seriously diminish the present yearly production in the United Kingdom of approximately 16,000 tons, he is satisfied that existing stocks of cod liver oil are sufficient to make up any deficiency which may be expected in the national diet in war time?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
The question of a Government purchase of cod liver oil was carefully considered some time ago and it was decided that such a purchase was not called for. The desired insurance against shortage in the event of emergency has been provided by a commercial firm who have undertaken to maintain in this country a reserve of cod liver oil of medicinal quality which, with the normal commercial stocks, should be adequate for requirements.