HC Deb 18 June 1941 vol 372 cc650-1
57. Sir R. Blair

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will arrange, whenever supplies are available, to distribute pilchards to the smaller inland towns in the South of England and to publish directions for preparing pilchards for the table?

Major Lloyd George

I shall be happy to bear my hon. Friend's requests in mind.

Sir William Wayland

Is it not a fact that pilchards are being withdrawn from sale to consumers owing to the very low prices fixed by the Ministry of Food, and that to sell them at the fixed price would mean a loss?

Major Lloyd George

I am not aware of that.