§ Mr. A. SHORT
asked the Minister of Food whether the Parliamentary Committee of the London Master Bakers' Protection Society have decided that if the Government's proposals regarding flour comes into operation on 12th April the price of a loaf of bread is to be 1s. 0½d. and 1s. 1d., according to the district; and, if so, whether steps are being taken by the Ministry to ensure that consumers are not being overcharged?
§ Mr. MCCURDY
I am not aware of the decision said to have been made by the society referred to. The Food Controller, however, will retain under the new Flour and Bread (Prices) Order power to re-impose at any time without previous notice, maximum prices for bread which will be applicable either nationally or locally.