HC Deb 28 January 1941 vol 368 cc414-5
38. Mr. Liddall

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has considered the representations made to him by the Lincoln Incorporated Chamber of Commerce as to the alleged unfair manner in which the quotas under the Limitation of Supplies Order work as between distressed and reception areas; and whether he has any statement to make?

The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Lyttelton)

Yes, Sir; a reply has been sent to the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. Reception areas, of course, need more supplies than other areas, and the Limitation of Supplies Orders allow wholesalers to divert their supplies from one area to another within the limits of their quota. I have seen representatives of the textile wholesalers, who have given an undertaking that in allocating supplies they will take account of the new distribution of the population.