HC Deb 28 November 1933 vol 283 cc673-4
19. Mr. McGOVERN

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the names of the persons who form the Food Council at present; the allowances made to each person per sitting; the total amounts already paid to each individual in allowances and travelling expenses; and the number of sittings already held since the setting up of the council?


As the answer is long, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The names of the present members of the Food Council and the amounts paid to them since they joined the Council in respect of necessary travelling expenses, including subsistence allowances in accordance with the ordinary scales, are given below. No other allowances are made to the members. The total number of sittings of the Council to date is 35, not including meetings of sub-committees.

£ s. d.
Sir Geoffrey L. Corbett, K.B.E., C.I.E. (Chairman) 91 14 3
F. W. Birchenough, Esq., J.P. 188 3 0
Sir Charles H. Bird, C.B.E., J.P. 153 19 6
H. F. Carlill, Esq.
A. E. Cutforth, Esq., C.B.E.
Mrs. Beatrice M. Drapper, J.P. 7 2 8
Sir William E. Dudley, O.B.E., J.P. 234 4 0
F. W. Mackinney, Esq., C.B.E.
Sir John Lorne MacLeod, G.B. E. 271 0 8
C. S. Orwin, Esq. 5 5 6
Mrs. A. Wilson 4 6 4

23. Mr. MANDER

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many meetings of the Food Council have been held during the past 12 months; when the last was held; and what reports and recommendations have been issued?


One meeting of the Food Council has been held during the past 12 months, on 19th December, 1932. I understand that the Council will meet shortly. No report has been issued during this period. I shall be happy to supply my hon. Friend, should he desire it, with a list of the reports which have been made by the Food Council since its inception. He will appreciate that much work falling within the Council's terms of reference can be carried out without the necessity of convening full meetings.


Am I to understand that the Food Council is ready to function at any time in the event of prices going up?


Yes, that is so.

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