HC Deb 09 July 1941 vol 373 c169
41. Mr. Jackson

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that the control price of certain fish, plaice and flat fish, will be 6d. per pound more in some districts than before the control; and what steps he is taking to remedy this grievance?

Major Lloyd George

The prices prescribed for fish are maximum and not fixed prices. Their effect is to reduce substantially the cost of fish to consumers generally, and there is no reason why fish should not be sold anywhere at lower prices if local conditions are such as to make this possible.

Mr. Mathers

Why was it considered necessary to fix the price of certain fish at the maximum price prevailing prior to the control?

Major Lloyd George

That is not gene-rally so.

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