51. Colonel THORNE
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the controversy on the subject of food control and the question of the advisability or other wise of retaining the Ministry in a complete or modified form, he will appoint a Committee to report before 1st August on the results of food control and what, in view of the Report on Trusts, are the best steps to be taken to combat monopolistic tendencies in the matter of food supplies; and, in the event of such Committee being appointed, if he will see that there shall be represented upon it opponents as well as supporters of the Ministry?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The advisability of retaining the Ministry of Food in a complete, modified or substituted form is now being carefully explored. The Interdepartmental Committee on Meat Supplies, of which the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade is chairman, is considering the best steps to be taken to combat monopolistic tendencies and I do not think that any useful end would be served by the appointment of an additional Committee.