HC Deb 08 November 1939 vol 353 cc233-4W
Captain Ramsay

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what repre- sentatives of shopkeepers and private traders are included in the bodies who are beginning to control the food supplies of the country?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I assume that my hon. and gallant Friend refers to the Food Control Committees established in the area of every local authority by the Food Control Committees (Constitution) Order, 1939, of which I am sending him a copy. Under Article 2 of this Order Food Control Committees in Great Britain must contain 15 members, of whom five must be trade members. The trade members must include a retail grocer, a retail butcher, two other representatives of retail food trades and an officer of a retail cooperative society. All the trade members must be engaged in their respective retail trades in the area of the Food Control Committee.