HC Deb 09 July 1941 vol 373 c172
46. Mr. Moelwyn Hughes

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what steps are being taken to prevent the avoidance of price control over poultry for food by selling the poultry alive?

Major Lloyd George

The prescribed maximum prices for poultry for food apply equally to live poultry sold for this purpose and to dead poultry. The sale or purchase of poultry for the purpose of breeding, laying or retaining is not subject to the provisions of the Poultry (Maximum Prices) Order, 1941, provided that the purchaser makes a written declaration to the seller that the purchase is for one or other of these purposes. In some instances false declarations are given and in the event of adequate evidence being available prosecution would be initiated. Other means of preventing evasion of this provision of the Order are under active examination.