HC Deb 21 February 1940 vol 357 c1356
73. Mr. Wilfrid Roberts

asked the Minister of Food why local food committees are being instructed to refuse allotment-holders and garden-owners licences to sell retail surplus fruit and vegetables, seeing that such refusal is likely to prevent an increase in the production of fruit and vegetables in gardens and on allotments?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Food Control Committees have not been instructed to refuse licences to the persons mentioned in the Question. On the contrary their attention has been particularly drawn to the Government's campaign for the increased production of fruit and vegetables and to the importance of avoiding action which would impede it.

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