HC Deb 20 June 1933 vol 279 cc634-5

asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount of corn offals, viz., bran, pollard, sharps, and middlings, exported from the United Kingdom into the Irish Free State for the first five months of the years 1931, 1932 and 1933, respectively, and the amount of the like offals exported from the Irish Free State into the United Kingdom during the like periods; and the total trade in such offals between the United Kingdom and the Irish Free State during each of the years 1931 and 1932?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

As the answer involves a number of figures, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

the trade of the retail trader through the competition from multiple shops and chain stores, he will consider appointing a commission to go into the whole question, and in the meantime take steps to prohibit any further stores being opened, which course has already been taken in Germany?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

My right hon. Friend sees no reason to intervene in this matter.


Is not my hon. and gallant Friend aware that, in addition to the very great injury, which is becoming more serious every day, the manufacturers who are supplying these stores, and many of whom are giving their whole output to these stores, are being forced to accept renewals of contracts at lower prices, which is driving some of them into insolvency?