§ 56. Captain PETER MACDONALD
asked the Minister of Health if he has received a request for an inquiry from the Port Talbot Town Council into the charges made at a recent meeting of the Council, and vouched for by the Town Clerk, to the effect that the Communists have obtained tobacco and cigarettes by charging them to the management of the kitchen where the School children were being fed; and whether he will accede to the request for an inquiry?
§ Sir K. WOOD
My right hon. Friend has not yet received any such request. The charges in question can be raised by 820 any ratepayer when the accounts are being audited by the District Auditor.
§ Captain MACDONALD
Is it not a fact that this matter has already been investigated and confirmed by the Town Clerk and other officials of the Port Talbot Council, and will the hon. Gentleman take steps to see that this despicable fraud is not continued indefinitely?