HC Deb 11 February 1941 vol 368 cc1223-4
43. Mr. Robertson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his atten- tion has been drawn to a scheme for the control of cold stores, whereby it is proposed to divert excess and other profits from the Exchequer; and does he contemplate extending this procedure to all other industries?

Sir K. Wood

I am having inquiries made regarding the scheme for the control of cold stores to which my hon. Friend has drawn my attention. As soon as they are complete, I will communicate with him.

Mr. Robertson

Is it not a fact that I drew the Chancellor's attention to this matter six weeks ago, and does he realise that the situation does not warrant the use of drastic emergency powers to override major Acts of Parliament without debate in this House?

Sir K. Wood

I will look into what my hon. Friend says.

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