HC Deb 12 May 1947 vol 437 c1069
31. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Food the amount of flour allocation to bakers for each month of the last six months, to the latest available date.

Mr. Strachey

There are no such allocations. As already announced, there is a limitation during the six weeks from 27th April to 95 per cent. of what bakers bought from the millers in February and March last.

Sir W. Smithers

Is the Minister aware that this new, limitation is only camouflaged and has the effect of deceiving the public? Is it not simply robbing Peter to pay Paul?

Mr. Strachey

No, Sir, I am aware of nothing of the kind.