Mr. Rostron Duckworth
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether he is aware of the complaints with regard to the operation of the new order permitting the sale of cooked ham free of ration coupons; whether retailers are still finding it difficult to carry on in view of the necessity of applying for supplementary licences; and whether he will consider freeing the cuts of ham and gammon from all control?
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
I am not aware of the complaints to which my hon. Friend refers. Cooked ham and gammon are obtainable without the submission of a coupon. If my hon. Friend will supply me with further details, I will willingly investigate any difficulty which may exist.