HC Deb 20 December 1935 vol 307 c2154W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has in contemplation the establishment of machinery designed to protect consumers against the high prices now prevailing for milk, bacon, and other prime foodstuffs?


Machinery for watching the interests of consumers already exists. The Food Council have the duty of considering questions relating to the supply and price of articles of food of general consumption and the Consumers' Committees appointed under the Agricultural Marketing Act, 1931, have the duty of considering the effect of agricultural marketing schemes on consumers.

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