HC Deb 01 April 1941 vol 370 c867W
Mr. McKinlay

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food upon what date Circular F.I.G. 586 was issued to local food offices; upon what date Special Form R.G. 40 was" issued; and what date was fixed for returns being completed and received by the said offices?

Major Lloyd George

The confidential circular to which my hon. Friend refers was issued to local food offices on 21st March. It was expected that the Forms R.G. 40 would be printed and ready for despatch to divisional food offices during the three days 17th to 19th March, but I understand that the despatch was not completed until 23rd March. I assume that the last part of the Question relates to the forms of application for supplies. The last day for the despatch of these by retailers is 2nd April.