§ MR. FELL
I beg to ask the Prime Minister if his attention has been called to the recent rise in the price of bread; and whether, under the circumstances, he can take any steps to enlarge the sources of the supply of wheat from our Colonies so as to diminish the risk of wheat speculation.
THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD Or THE TREASURY (Sir H. CAMPBELL BANNERMAN, Stirling Burghs)
Yes, Sir, I am aware that an increase has recently taken place in the price of bread, but I know of no steps which I can take in the matter. The Government are not responsible for regulating the price of bread.