§ 50. Mr. FLEMING
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Food Council or the Consumers' Committee has reported any instances of profiteering in the retail price of bacon or meat; and whether proceedings were taken against any profiteer during the last 12 months?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The answer to both parts of the question is in the negative. There is no power to take proceedings of the kind indicated by my hon. and learned Friend.
§ Mr. FLEMING
Is the increase in the retail price of bacon in any way due to the operation of the quota system against Denmark?