HC Deb 14 June 1944 vol 400 c1977
47. Sir H. Williams

asked the Minister of Food if he will state the purpose of the Emergency Powers (Defence) Food (Citrus Food) Order (S.R. & O., No. 610, of 1944), having regard to the fact that no oranges at 1½d. per lb. were available on 4th June, 1944.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Mr. Mabane)

The purpose of the Order to which my hon. Friend refers is, as explained in the Explanatory Note, to substitute a new range of maximum prices for oranges, including the maximum retail price of 7½d. per lb. in the place of the previous maximum price of 8½d. per 1b.

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