HC Deb 25 June 1919 vol 117 cc172-3W

asked the Food Controller if he can state the weight of margarine exported during the month of May; for what reasons has it been exported; and is he aware that during that period many distributive retail societies were exceptionally short?


The exportation of margarine for the month of May was generally prohibited except as regards certain small parcels for Malta, Gibraltar, and the West African Colonies, under arrangements made with the Colonial Office. I understand that a further small quantity was exported to other destinations under permits issued by the Ministry of Food in the month of March, but all export licences issued on these permits have now been cancelled.