HC Deb 10 December 1941 vol 376 c1526
55. Sir John Mellor

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food to what extent the quantity of stale fish offered for sale is due to the inability of distributors to afford to purchase sufficient ice, having regard to present maximum prices of fish?

Major Lloyd George

There is no connection between the condition of fish now on the market and the amount of the trade margins permitted. I am satisfied that the margins allowed to distributors under the Fish (Maximum Prices) Order are sufficiently wide to cover the cost of icing to the full extent necessary to keep fish in proper condition.