HC Deb 18 December 1916 vol 88 c1120
56. Mr. WATT

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Food Controller is to exercise his administrative functions while the Bill giving him his powers is still before Parliament; if so, under what Statute will he have such powers; and, if such powers are already possessed by him, will he say why he should not continue to act under them?


Pending the passing of the Bill to confer statutory powers on the Food Controller, it has been arranged that the Board of Trade should exercise, at his request, their powers under Regulation 2F of the Defence of the Realm Regulations for purposes of food control.

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