HC Deb 03 November 1919 vol 120 cc1118-9
58. Mr. A. SHORT

asked the Prime Minister whether he has received a resolution from the Consumers' Council protesting against the exclusion of the Ministry of Food from representation in the Cabinet, especially in view of the fact that the home producers of food are there represented by the President of the Board of Agriculture and the consumers, who comprise the community, are greatly prejudiced in regard to the most important questions of food prices and increased production now before the country; and whether the resolution will receive consideration?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. All the considerations referred to in the question were taken fully into account by my right hon. Friend in constituting the Cabinet.


Is the exclusion of the Food Controller due to disagreement between him and the Prime Minister?


Not at all. It is obvious that you must have some principle in the selection. In this case none of the temporary officers are included.

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