HC Deb 08 March 1938 vol 332 c1715
54. Mr. Parker

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the continued public concern at the cost of distributing foodstuffs, he will instruct the Board of Inland Revenue to prepare a report on the profits on turnover in 1930–31, 1933–34, 1935–36, and 1936–37 made by firms and invididuals in the wholesale and retail food trades, similar to that submitted to the Royal Commission on food prices in 1925?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

The time and labour involved in preparing a report of this kind would be considerable, and, as at present advised, I do not think that the expenditure would be justified.