§ 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.
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?