§ 49. Sir W. Smithers
asked the Minister of Food if he will make regulations to enable farmers to give away non-millable wheat to old-age pensioners formerly in their employ.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Dr. Charles Hill)
No, Sir. We need this wheat for the feeding-stuffs ration pool.
§ Sir W. Smithers
Is the Minister aware that a farmer I know gave a small bag of millable wheat to an old-age pensioner who had been in his employ, and that he is liable to severe penalties? Cannot something be done to stop these ridiculous small controls? Free the lot.