HC Deb 06 December 1944 vol 406 c510
58. Mr. Lipson

asked the Minister of Food if he is now able to make it easier for consumers, where they so desire, to change the retailers from whom rationed goods must be purchased.

Colonel Llewellin

No, Sir. I am afraid it is not yet possible.

Mr. Lipson

Have the food officers discretionary power?

Colonel Llewellin

We do not encourage it. Consumers have a chance of re-registration once a year. It gives a lot more work if they are continuously changing, but if there is a good reason for it it is allowed.