HC Deb 03 December 1919 vol 122 cc394-5
74. Mr. REMER

asked the Food Controller what is the name of the present director of supplies in the cattle foodstuffs section of the Ministry of Food; what is the date of the resignation from this office of Mr. Lionel Lillico; what is the amount of tonnage of foodstuffs transferred or sold to the firm of Messrs. W. Lillico and Sons, of London, prior to his resignation and since; and what are the reasons for such transfer or sale?


There is now no director of supplies in the cattle feeding-stuffs section of the Ministry of Food. This section was incorporated in the oils and fats branch of the Ministry last June. Mr. Lionel Lillico did not resign the office of director of supplies. He became chief technical adviser to the section in an honorary capacity when the section was merged in the oils and fats branch. At the time when the distribution of cattle feeding-stuffs was under Government control allocations to the trade were made by a committee of the trade, and Messrs. William Lillico and Sons received a proportionate allocation. Since controlled distribution ceased this firm has, in competition with the trade, purchased some 2,000 tons of cotton meal from Government stocks at market prices.


Have Messrs. W. Lillico and Sons ever dealt in cattle foodstuffs previously?


I should require notice of that question.

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