§ 29. Sir. J. D. REES
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether any Regulation other than 2F of the Defence of the Realm Act empowers him to purchase or commandeer tea; whether he has taken action under that Regulation; and, if so, whether such action has retrospective effect?
§ Mr. CLYNES
Regulaton2B, in addition to Regulation 2F, empowers the Food Controller to commandeer tea. Action has in some cases been taken under that Regulation, but not with the intention of causing any retrospective effect.