HC Deb 28 June 1920 vol 131 cc63-4W

Lieut.-Colonel CROFT asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the fact that an attempt is being made by the Co-operative Wholesale Society, through its representatives in New Zealand, to secure the whole of the output of the cheese and butter in New Zealand for the forthcoming season; whether it is contrary to the public interest that any one trading concern should have the monopoly of these articles; and whether he will take such steps as to secure to the consumer that these important articles of essential food are not allowed to be in the hands of any one trading organisation for distrbiution?

Mr. McCURDY: I have been asked to reply. I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answers already given on this subject, on the 16th and 21st June, to the hon. Members for Sevenoaks (Mr. Bennett) and Ealing (Sir H. Nield), respectively.