HC Deb 19 May 1952 vol 501 c25
33. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that much of the cooking fat supplied to housewives in the shops is quite unusable for frying: and what action he is taking to see that the quality is improved.

Major Lloyd George

No, Sir. My information is that the lard and cooking fat supplied against the domestic ration are entirely suitable for use in frying, but if the hon. Member will let me have details of any specific complaints I will be glad to have them investigated.

Sir W. Smithers

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that if his Ministry ceased to be the sole buyer of raw materials for fat such as seed, and returned seed and oil buying to the Baltic Exchange and other private enterprises he would get more and better quality fat? Has the Minister acknowledged his assent to that?

Mr. Speaker

The hon. Gentleman seems to be conveying information rather than asking for it.

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