GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament's Week: Jul. 20, 1936

The Lords: ¶ Queried the Lord Chancellor, Viscount Hailsham, onetime War Minister, as to whether the United Kingdom has sufficient food stores to hold out in case an enemy cut off Great Britain's supplies. "We calculate our three months' supply ought to be enough for us in any temporary squeeze,'' replied His Lordship, "but no method of food storage is going to save us as long as we do not keep our control of the sea and the air."

The Commons: ¶ Cheered whirlwind efforts to secure British control of the sea and...

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