§ Mr. TILLETT
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the existence of international trusts which operate the world's and home markets in meat, milk, wheat, and other essential foodstuffs with the result of the keeping up of prices to the hurt of the poor; and whether he proposes to introduce legislation for the purpose of making such trusts illegal?
§ Major ASTOR
I have been asked to reply. The Food Controller is aware that there are certain international combinations operating in food-stuffs as well as other commodities. The Inter-Allied Food Council may be trusted to combat the dangers arising from food combinations abroad, and the hon. Member may rest assured that effective measures will be taken to prevent any rigging of the markets by trade combinations at home.