HC Deb 19 August 1919 vol 119 cc2143-4W

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government has received a resolution passed by the London County Council asking the Government to appoint a Departmental Committee to consider the question of the markets in London and their effect on the cost of food in the London area; and if the Government propose to take any action in the matter?


I have been asked to reply. I understand that a resolution in the terms indicated has been received. A Committee, consisting of representatives-of the Corporation of the City of London, tenants of Billingsgate and Leadenhall Markets, and of the Railway companies concerned has been appointed to give immediate consideration to the congestion due to inadequate market facilities in the London area. While I can assure my hon. Friend that every effort will be made to deal with the problem of the London markets, in these circumstances I do not feel that any good purpose will be served by the appointment of another Committee at the present time.