HC Deb 06 June 1940 vol 361 cc1010-1W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, to reduce the price of staple commodities and restrict deliveries, he will encourage consumers, where possible, to do their own marketing?

Mr. Boothby

Yes, Sir. A statement was recently issued to the Press in which the Ministry of Food strongly appealed to the public to carry home their purchases whenever this is possible. I am glad to have the opportunity of drawing attention again to this desirable practice.