HC Deb 02 July 1947 vol 439 cc1317-8
53. Mr. Symonds

asked the Minister of Food if he will consider so amending the Food (Conditions of Sale) Order as to make it an offence for a fish frier to refuse to sell chips to a customer unless he also buys fish.

Mr. Strachey

Fish and chips are so well known as a composite dish that I do not think I should be justified in seeking to compel fish friers to supply them separately.

Mr. Symonds

Does not the Minister consider that a conditional sale is indefensible in any circumstances?

Mr. Strachey

The dish in a restaurant is very often a composite dish and the ingredients cannot be sold separately.