HC Deb 23 July 1941 vol 373 cc901-2W
Major Haden Guest

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware of the practice in the greengrocery trade by which wholesalers in the market are obliging retailers who wish to purchase tomatoes to buy, in addition, given quantities of lettuce, rhubarb, peas and other vegetables, whether they require them or not; and whether he will take steps to prevent this practice?

Major Lloyd George

Yes, Sir. I welcome the opportunity of saying that such practices as my hon. Friend describes are offences under the Food (Conditions of Sale) Order. Certain cases of this type are now under investigation and proceedings will be instituted in all cases if the necessary evidence can be secured.