HC Deb 22 March 1922 vol 152 c472
75. Major COHEN

asked the Secretary of State for War if, seeing that as from the 1st September, 1921, down to the present date every man is compelled to purchase ¾ lb. of bacon weekly out of his ration money, and that officers commanding have been instructed that under no conditions may this bacon be purchased except from the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes, he will state the approximate monthly tonnage and value represented by this compulsory purchase from the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply which I gave on the 14th instant to the hon. Member for Portsmouth Central.

Lieut.-Colonel ASHLEY

Is not this compulsory purchase of bacon an obvious breach of the Truck Act?


I think not.

Lieut.-Colonel ASHLEY

Why not? Are not they compelled to purchase at a certain price? Is not that a breach of the Truck Act? Perhaps the Attorney-General will reply?