§ Mr. SITCH
asked the President of the Board of Trade if the person responsible to the emergency transport officer for the conduct and control of distributive facilities for the yeast supplies to consumers in the event of railway or other transport stoppage is a director of the United Yeast Company, Limited, whose agents last year distributed about two-thirds of the yeast consumed in this country; whether the Distillers Company, Limited, Edinburgh, makers of nearly three-fourths of the yeast manufactured in Great Britain, has a large controlling interest in the company referred to; whether such distributive arrangements as are devised or will be made are subject to the supervision of the emergency transport officer; and what steps, if any, will be taken to ensure that all persons engaged in the supply of yeast, even where not connected with the association or its wholesale controllers, shall have fair and equal opportunity in distributive facilities for yeast supplies whether manufactured in this country or abroad?
§ Sir P. LLOYD-GREAME
The reply to the first three parts of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the last part, I am satisfied that the arrangements made are such that all persons engaged in the supply of yeast will have fair and equal opportunity in distributive facilities for yeast supplies.