HC Deb 17 July 1941 vol 373 c727
43. Mr. Crowder

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware of the difficulties experienced by consumers who have registered for butter with far-away dairymen, in regard to the announcement that cooking fats should be obtained from the same dealer; and whether, since many of these dairymen cannot supply lard, he will, in the circumstances, reconsider his decision?

Major Lloyd George

For the current rationing period consumers must have registered with the same retailer for butter and margarine. These retailers, if they so desire, will be licensed to sell cooking fats. I do not therefore understand the difficulty to which my hon. Friend refers, but if he will send me further particulars I shall be glad to consider them.