HC Deb 06 December 1939 vol 355 cc675-6W
Mr. Oliver

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware that a member of the Heanor Urban District Council appointed by the council to sit on the local food control committee as its representative was objected to and declared ineligible by the divisional food officer on the ground that he was employed by a co-operative society; whether this decision is approved by him; and whether he will state the authority which authorises this discrimination?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Yes, Sir. The divisional food officer represented that an employé of a retail co-operative society is ineligible for appointment as a member of a food control committee otherwise than as one of the trade members. This applies to all persons who are carrying on or are actively engaged in the business of a trader in food or foodstuffs. The qualifications of trade members and ordinary members are set out in Section 2 of the Food Control Committees (Constitution) Order, 1939.