HC Deb 15 May 1924 vol 173 cc1569-70W

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Budget breakfast table benefits, which were acclaimed by the housewives of the nation, have already been neutralised by the action of the food profiteers, who last week increased the price of butter by 3d. per pound and bacon by 1d. per pound; and whether he can see his way to introduce legislation which will prevent such profiteering taking place in the future?


I have been asked to reply. I have no evidence at present that these increases have been due to other than economic causes, and I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by the Lord Privy Seal to the hon. Member for Bristol East (Mr. Baker) on the 8th May.