HC Deb 25 February 1920 vol 125 cc1733-4W

asked the Minister of Food if he will give the names of the persons composing the body known as the Consumers' Council, the bodies they represent, and the method of their appointment; and if he will consider the advisability of enlarging the representative character of this Council so that the Council may be representative of the whole of the British public, and not of a section thereof, in order that the recommendations of the Council to the Ministry may be more truly representative of public opinion, and thereby carry greater weight?


No change has been made in the composition of the Consumers' Council since my hon. Friend asked this question a year ago. If it should be determined to continue the powers of the Food Controller after the date on which they would expire under the War Emergency Laws (Continuance) Bill, Parliament will have the opportunity of deciding whether a consultative body of this kind should continue, and how it can best be made representative of public opinion.