§ Sir HENRY COWAN
asked the Food Controller whether he is aware that retail fishmongers in London now refuse to cut up cod and other large fish and insist upon buyers taking the whole fish; and whether, having regard to the inconvenience and wastefulness of this practice and the hardship inflicted upon small consumers, he will take steps to ensure its abandonment?
§ Mr. PARKER
In reply to the hon. Member, the Food Controller is aware that there has been a disinclination on the part of retail fishmongers to cut and sell large fish in small portions under the new schedule of fish prices. The matter is already under consideration and it is hoped that the difficulty will be overcome.