HC Deb 18 January 1940 vol 356 cc261-2W
Sir Smedley Crooke

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction felt by the provision trade associations and small shopkeepers in the country owing to the unfair conditions of the Butter Rationing Scheme, whereby the multiple shops and large stores are given an unfair advantage by way of double profits under the scheme; and will he put all provision traders on an equal basis, as it is a national scheme and there is no free market for butter?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I have received representations in the sense suggested about the butter distribution scheme, which is based largely on pre-war practice, and I am in consultation with the trade on the matter.