HC Deb 17 December 1919 vol 123 cc404-5
53. Captain BOWYER

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the possibility of the immediate transfer of the functions of the Food Controller in the fish trade to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Secretary for Scotland; whether he is aware that this transfer is the wish of fishermen, owners, and fish merchants; and whether, in the event of his not approving of the transfer, he will state the reasons which impel him to this decision?


The answer is in the negative. So long as the Ministry of Food is in existence it mast deal with the food supplies of the country as a whole, although naturally there should be, and is, the fullest possible consultation between the Departments concerned.