§ Mr. THORNE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the prices charged for pork, the Food Council has given consideration to the matter; and, if not, will he request the Council to institute an inquiry and take evidence from all bodies and persons who can throw light on the cause of the prices prevailing?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
I understand that the Food Council have not hitherto given special attention to the prices of pork apart from the general question of butchers' profits. If my hon. Friend has any information showing that excessive retail prices are being charged, I shall be glad to consider it.