HC Deb 20 February 1918 vol 103 c752W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food if, when the soap-makers' stocks of oil and fat which were capable of being converted for edible purposes were commandeered for the production of margarine, soap-makers were given to understand that they were to be allowed prior claim on the stocks of linseed oil; and whether this understanding has been observed?


Certain quantities of linseed oil are being allotted to soap-makers in place of the oils and fats commandeered from them for edible purposes, but no understanding such as that referred to in the question was ever entertained or arrived at with the soap-makers.

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