HC Deb 06 February 1941 vol 368 cc1081-2
70. Mr. Thorne

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, as representing the Ministry of Food, whether he is aware that some shopkeepers do not sell coarse oatmeal because there is no profit on its sale; whether he is aware of the evidence given before the Food Control Committee, Guildford, about the matter; and what action he intends taking to get the course oatmeal in shops for sale?

Major Lloyd George

My Noble Friend has no reason to believe that shopkeepers in general are failing to stock coarse oatmeal or are dissatisfied with the margin of profit on its sale. The case referred to has not yet come to my notice but I am making inquiries, and I will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as possible.