HC Deb 07 June 1917 vol 94 c313

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food if his Department will now agree to the establishment of local fair-price food tribunals; if he is aware that much of the profiteering and exploiting of the public could be prevented by such tribunals; and that a dangerous condition of unrest prevails at the inactivity of his Department in dealing with this matter of the people's food?


I am aware of the feeling aroused in certain quarters by the rising price of meat and some other foods; but it is clearly impossible for me to announce any decision on the important question of policy raised in this question pending the appointment of a new Food Controller.

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