Mr. T. WILSON
asked the Food Controller whether it is intended that bacon should be released from control and that private persons will be free to import it; and, if so, whether the bacon imported from America by private persons will be charged the Government freight rate of 42s. 6d. per ton or the North Atlantic shipping ring's rate of 93s. 4d. per ton?
§ Mr. McCURDY
The control of the prices and distribution of imported bacon will be suspended on and after 31st March. Private traders will be free to import bacon into Great Britain from 10th March. They will presumably be changed the commercial shipping rates obtaining from time to time.