HC Deb 14 February 1949 vol 461 cc780-1
40. Squadron-Leader Fleming

asked the Minister of Food whether he can now make a statement about the Food Ministry official who entered a Manchester businessman's home on or about 4th February, 1949, particulars of which have been forwarded to him; and whether this was done by his authority or instruction.

Mr. Strachey

The person referred to was not a Ministry of Food official, nor was she acting on behalf of the Ministry. No survey work has been carried out for for us in Didsbury since 1943

Squadron-Leader Fleming

Can the Minister tell us whether at the present time, Ministry of Food officials or inspectors are still going round Manchester calling at houses, and whether notice is given to the householder before the inspector calls?

Mr. Strachey

The only form of survey carried on now is the Family Food Survey. which has been going on for eight years, and the housewife is always written to in advance and asked whether she would like to collaborate in the survey or not.

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