HC Deb 02 November 1937 vol 328 c714
40. Mr. Shinwell

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Food Council have made representations to him on the rise in retail prices; whether any proposal has been made regarding milk prices; and whether he intends to take any action in the matter.

Mr. Stanley

I have received no general representations from the Food Council on this subject. As regards milk, the Council have recently presented to me a report on the costs and profits of retail milk distribution, which will shortly be published.

Mr. T. Williams

Was there not, in the last report of the Food Council, a very definite protest against arrangements between marketing boards and distributors for excessive margins?

Mr. Stanley

Perhaps the hon. Member will put that question down.