HC Deb 17 March 1947 vol 435 c27
40. Mr. Murray

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that hawkers of wet fish are also selling fat on their rounds; how this fat is allocated to them; and if he will consider putting any extra fats on the individual ration book.

Mr. Strachey

No fats are allocated by my Ministry to hawkers of wet fish, for sale off the ration. If my hon. Friend will let me have details. I will have the matter investigated.

Mr. Murray

Is the Minister aware that the public in the Brandon area are absolutely mystified how these persons can sell a shilling bag of fat to their customers to fry the fresh fish they buy? I would be glad to give him information about this.

Mr. Strachey

I should very much like to have that information.

Mr. Boothby

Will the right hon. Gentleman do nothing to discourage the hawkers of wet fish?