25. Mr. De la Bère
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will introduce legislation to prohibit and prevent the purchasing and closing down of mills in the rural areas by the large milling combines in view of the national importance of the retention of these mills?
§ Mr. Stanley
I have nothing to add to the reply given to my hon. Friend on 14th June by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Mr. De la Bère
Is my right hon. Friend aware that unless immediate action is taken there will be one vast combine controlling all the milling interests, and the country will be exposed to danger in times of emergency and will be looted from end to end in times of peace?