June 4, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

The question of food supplies was one of very great interest, but, so far as executive action was concerned, it was dealt with more particularly in a departmental way by conferences with the Board of Trade and, in the matter of transportation, with the Minister of Shipping. The proposals to which the Minister of Agriculture has referred were conveyed to us by a committee under the direction of the Board of Trade. At the request of that committee I transmitted those proposals to the Government here, in order that they, being in touch with the local situation, might give them such consideration as would be possible.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF CHEESE BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT.
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