HC Deb 10 July 1941 vol 373 cc315-6
64. Mr. Jackson

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that over 400 farmers retail butter at the Brecon market; and what the customers of these farmers are to do in future about their supply of butter in view' of the inability of these farmers to supply margarine and cooking fats on the basis of the recent Order of the Ministry of Food?

Major Lloyd George

Farmers who have had registrations for butter and margarine will if they so desire be granted a licence to trade in cooking fats and their customers will have no difficulty. Farmers who have only sold butter in the past will not be affected by the new instruction referred to. I am, however, having inquiry made into the cases referred to by my hon. Friend, and will communicate with him as soon as possible.