HC Deb 08 May 1941 vol 371 c978
57. Sir Smedley Crooke

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in view of the grave abuses infesting the trade in unrationed foods, where in some instances prices have been doubled and even quadrupled, he will consider the advisability of granting in creased powers to the prices regulation regional committees, in order to stop this practice?

Major Lloyd George

The prices of a wide range of foodstuffs are regulated by maximum price orders or some other form of control, and enforcement of price orders is actively undertaken by the Ministry's divisional and local organisations. Control will be extended to other commodities where such extension is necessary and practicable.