§ 67. Mr. Wakefield
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that small retailers are not getting their share of supplies compared with the chain stores and multiple shops; and what steps is he taking to arrange for equitable distribution, with a view to avoiding a repetition of the case of which his Department has been informed?
Major Lloyd George
Small retailers are as well placed as others in regard to their supplies of rationed foods. As regards unrationed foods I have no evidence to suggest that, generally speaking, the small retailers are at a disadvantage. Certain cases have, however, been brought to my notice and steps are being taken to deal with these.