HC Deb 01 April 1919 vol 114 c1067
72. Lieutenant-Colonel Sir J. HOPE

asked the Food Controller how much the publication of the "Food Control Journal" costs; and how long it is proposed to continue its issue?


The total cost of the last six issues of the "National Food Journal," including paper, was £1,735. From this has to be deducted £1,295, receipts from sales, the total net cost cost accordingly being £440, or at the rate of about £70 for each issue. In future the journal will be issued monthly instead of fortnightly, and it is expected that it will be discontinued altogether about September next. I may add that the journal has served an extremely useful purpose in keeping food control committees, traders, and others interested, informed of the work of the Ministry.


In view of the necessity for economy, will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of suspending this issue altogether, and also of reducing the other establishment charges of the Food Ministry?


I am considering every charge with a view to its determination at the earliest possible moment.


Would the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of publishing recipes so as to make Government food eatable?