§ 70. Mr. WISE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can explain the difference between the cost of bread to the Army, which is between 4d. and 4½d. per four-pound loaf, and the present prevailing retail price of bread; and what steps he proposes to take to reduce retail bread prices?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
I have not sufficient information to enable me to say how these prices are made up. The reasonableness of the scale of prices charged by the London bakers is at present receiving the consideration of the Food Council.
§ Mr. WISE
Can the right hon. Gentleman say when it is proposed to introduce the Consumers' Council Bill into this House?
§ Mr. GRAHAM
My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has already indicated to the House that that Bill will be taken at the earliest opportunity.