HC Deb 05 July 1954 vol 529 cc1785-6
33. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Food whether, in view of its general value to the food industry, he will continue the publication of the Ministry of Food Bulletin.

Dr. Hill

No, Sir.

Mr. Willey

Does the Parliamentary Secretary not agree that this is a first-class publication, and that, although a great deal of the Ministry's responsibility will cease with the end of rationing, it might still serve a useful purpose and, therefore, be worth while continuing, at any rate for a time?

Dr. Hill

I agree that has been a quite useful publication, but two-thirds of the copies have gone for internal distribution, and, bearing in mind that the loss has been about £50 an issue, it seems that with the end of rationing this is an, economy we could usefully make.