HC Deb 05 November 1919 vol 120 c1504W
Captain BOWYER

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the meeting of the Joint Advisory Council of the Co-operative and Trades -Union Organisation which took place in London early in October, and at which it was urged that immediate action should be taken to establish such working arrangements between the trades union and cooperative movements as would secure that the co-operative societies should become the agencies of food distribution in the event of a labour crisis more or less universal in character to distribute food to the members of the co-operative societies and trades unions only, whether such contemplated action has been considered by the Government; and what steps they propose to take in the matter?


I have seen references in the Press to this proposal. As far as the attitude of the Government is concerned, if such an arrangement as that contemplated in the question, ere adopted the Government would take the steps necessary to deal with it.