HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 cc2072-3
71 Mr. Joel

asked the Minister of Food whether he will consider publishing, for the convenience and guidance of the public, a complete weekly list of maximum prices which govern controlled foods?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I appreciate the desirability of securing adequate publicity for the prices prescribed in the Ministry's Orders, especially when changes occur, and have the matter under consideration. A complete list of the maximum prices would inevitably be long and detailed, and for this reason I do not think my hon. Friend's suggestion is practicable. A list of maximum retail prices is available to the public at each food office throughout the country, and in the case of a number of foodstuffs notices of the retail prices are required to be displayed in the shops.

Mr. J. Morgan

Is the Minister aware that during the last war a very valuable journal called the "National Food Journal" was issued, and will he consider such an issue at this time?

Mr. Morrison

Yes, Sir. That is under consideration.

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