HC Deb 05 February 1918 vol 101 c2129W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will state the reason for the resignation of Mr. John Wardle; and whether, in view of the manner in which he had secured the unanimity and cooperation of all sections of the refrigerated produce industries, any efforts were made to induce him to reconsider his decision?


As stated in the reply given to a previous question on the same subject, the former Director of Cold Storage and Inland Transport resigned because he was unable to carry out the duties entrusted to him within the limits rendered necessary by proper Treasury control of public expenditure. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.