§ Sir R. Gower
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether the scheme for controlling prices and supplies of chocolate and sweets, being proposed by the National Union of Retail Confectioners, is being done in conjunction with his Department?
Major Lloyd George
I am not aware of any scheme which is being prepared by the National Union of Retail Confectioners for controlling prices and supplies of chocolate and sweets. Proposals for regulating prices and distribution of chocolate and sugar confectionery are, however, being formulated by the Cocoa and Chocolate (War Time)Association and the Sugar Confectionery (War Time) Association, in conjunction with, and subject to the approval of, the Ministry. These are specially created Associations of manufacturers, on the governing bodies of which there are Ministry representatives. The National Union of Retail Confectioners, as well as representative organisations of wholesale confectioners, have been consulted so far as the price proposals concern them.