HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 c335
59. Mr. McGovern

asked the Minister of Food the names of firms that have been granted an allocation of sugar for 1946 for making table jellies and the amount granted in each case.

Dr. Summerskill

Allocations of sugar for making table jellies have been made to 125 firms for 1946 at the rate of 60 per cent. of their sugar usage in the datum year. It is not usual to publish the names of firms in receipt of allocations of raw materials, but if the hon. Member has any question to raise with regard to individual firms or the amount of their allocation, I should be glad to have particulars.

Mr. McGovern

May I ask the hon. Lady whether any of those firms who received substantial allocations of sugar are advisers to the Ministry of Food?

Dr. Summerskill

I could not answer that without notice.

Mr. McKinlay

Could the hon. Lady say what method is adopted to check up in order to see that the sugar allocated for that purpose is really used by the manufacturers for that purpose?

Dr. Summerskill

The answer is that we have an efficient inspectorate.

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