HC Deb 10 December 1941 vol 376 c1548W
Mr. Kirby

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that some small traders in Liverpool who normally retail rabbits and poultry from Eire are unable to obtain supplies through the medium of the Association of Wholesale Distributors of Imported Poultry and Rabbits, Limited; and will he consider the desirability of importing these articles of food under licence in a manner that will ensure that all smaller traders receive a fair share of these commodities for retail selling?

Major Lloyd George

As regards the first part of the Question, I am aware of the position. The retailers in question are being requested to furnish information to the Association with a view to providing them with a fair share of the available supplies. As regards the last part of the Question, the answer is in the negative.