HC Deb 24 January 1940 vol 356 c589W
Mr. Marshall

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware that food control for Sheffield is centred at Leeds, and that this anomalous arrangement is causing resentment and inconvenience among business people in Sheffield; and will he, in view of the size of the city and its industrial importance, give Sheffield its own food control officer?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Food control is administered locally by the Food Control Committee appointed for each borough and district area. Committees have been appointed and local food officers established both in Sheffield and Leeds. The functions of the Divisional Food Officer situated at Leeds relate to the whole of the West and East Ridings of Yorkshire.