HC Deb 06 August 1919 vol 119 cc379-80W

asked the Food Controller whether, seeing that the wholesale distributors of jam are only allowed a profit of 6 per cent., and that this has to cover the cost of warehousing, giving credit, collecting accounts, delivery, and the breakages occurring in course of delivery, and also the cost of carriage upon returned empties, this rate of profit is sufficient or calculated to encourage the distribution of jam to the consumer?


The allowance of 5 per cent. to wholesale distributors of jam was made in 1918 with the concurrence of the trade. An application has now been made for an. increase in the rate and the amount allowed is being considered.