§ 82. Sir D. Thomson
asked the Minister of Food what quantity of copra has been secured for shipment from Malaya to the United Kingdom in the first and second half of 1946, respectively; and why any quantity available has not been bought.
§ Mr. Strachey
The quantity of copra purchased in Malaya for shipment during the first half of 1946 was 1,370 tons. So far none has been purchased for shipment in the second half. Owing to the fall of supplies and heavy local demands arising out of the general food shortage, the amount available to us will for the present be very limited. We are, however, obtaining all we can.