HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 cc2161-2W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that by all the grocers in the different parts of the country when weighing tea and sugar the wrapper is included as part of the weight;

if he is aware that the wrappers now are very much heavier than they were in prewar days; and if he intends taking any action in the matter?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. I am aware that tea and sugar are commonly, but not, I think, invariably, sold by gross weight, but I am not aware that the wrappers used are heavier than formerly. If my hon. Friend will give me any information on the subject, I will look into the matter.