HC Deb 28 January 1941 vol 368 cc441-2W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that considerable dissatisfaction is caused by the occupation by representatives of three firms which dominate the milling industry, of key positions in the Cereals Control Board of the Ministry, one such representative-being chairman of the Cereals Imports Committee, another representative chairman of the Home-Grown Cereals Committee, and a third vice-chairman of the Flour Mills Control Committee; and whether he will reconsider this situation?

Major Lloyd George

No, Sir. My Noble Friend has no reason for thinking that dissatisfaction exists such as my hon. Friend suggests. In reply to the last part of the Question, the Cereals Control Board and the three committees named were dissolved seven months ago when the functions of the Board were taken over by the Cereals Division of the Ministry of Food. In that reorganisation, the chairman of the Cereals Import Committee was appointed Director of Cereals Imports, and the vice-chairman of the Flour Mills Control Committee was appointed Director of Flour Milling.

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