HC Deb 16 November 1939 vol 353 cc837-8W
Mr. Glenvil Hall

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he will give a list of the articles of food for which prices have been fixed, or to which control has been applied, by his Department, together with a list of the articles of food for which prices are fixed, or control applied by other Ministries, or by organisations set up by other Ministers?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Following is a list of the articles in question, which are controlled or in regard to which price orders have been issued by the Ministry of Food. As regards the second part of the question, if the hon. Member will be good enough to let me know more precisely what he has in mind, I will endeavour to provide the information he desires.List of articles of food for which Price Orders have been issued or to which control has been applied by the Ministry of Food as on 15th November, 1939.

(Note.—Orders relating to prices have been made except where stated otherwise.)

Bacon and hams. (No orders made as to prices but a voluntary price arrangement exists.)


*Cereals and Cereal Products, viz.:—Wheat, Maize, Barley, Oats, Rye, Millet, Canary Seed, Dari, Kaffir Corn, Peas, Lentils, Beans (other than soya beans), all other pulse and grain (other than rice) and cereal products, i.e., any product produced by the milling of any cereal. Cattle, fat, for slaughter.

Condensed Milk. Dried Fruits, viz.: Currants, Dates (stoned), Dried Apples, Dried Apricots, Dried Nectarines, Dried Peaches, Dried Pears, Dried Plums or Prunes, Figs, Fruit Salads, Muscatels (in ½ lb. or 1 lb. cartons), Raisins, Sultanas.

  • Eggs.
  • Flour.
  • Herring.
  • Lard, imported refined.
  • Liquid Glucose and Invert Sugar.
  • Meat (including Canned Meat, Sausages and Edible Offals).
  • Pigs for slaughter.
  • Potatoes.
  • Salmon (canned).
  • Sheep, fat, for slaughter.
  • Sugar.
  • Tea.
  • Vegetable and Marine Oils. (No orders made as to prices but a list of prices is issued by the Ministry of Food, at which the Ministry sell.)

Note.—Apart from the control imposed by the Cereals and Cereal Products (Requisition and Control) Order, 1939—S.R. & O., No. 1035, dated 3rd September, 1939, maximum prices for certain animal feeding-stuffs were fixed by the Feeding-Stuffs (Maximum Prices) Order, 1939—S.R. & O., No. 1324, dated 29th September, 1939.