HC Deb 05 July 1920 vol 131 c1038W

asked the Minister of Food when the Departmental Committee on the wholesale food markets of London began its deliberations; when they are likely to issue a final Report; whether the terms of reference allow them to visit places in the North; and the approximate cost of this Committee up to date?


This Committee began its deliberations on the 7th November last and has held 38 meetings. It has already issued two Reports, and it is hoped that the final Report will be issued in the autumn. The terms of reference justify inquiry into the working of wholesale markets other than those of London, and a Sub-Committee has, in fact, examined and reported on the arrangements at Hull and Grimsby for transporting fish and imported fruit and vegetables to London and other inland markets. The approximate cost of the Committee up to date is £550.