§ Mr. Windsor
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether his attention has been called to a statement made by the chairman of the North Midland Food Price Investigation Committee that big gambling was taking place in food prices; and what steps he is taking to prevent this in future?
§ Mr. Lyons
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food, whether his attention has been called to the fact of the profiteering in canned soup and canned marmalade through the handling of commodities on several occasions before they reach the consumer, where the price from the manufacturer is 6½d. and 8½d. and sold to the public at is. 2½d. and 3s. 6d. per tin, respectively, through price attachments by several persons who render no service in the matter at all; and whether he will take some steps to eliminate this manifold handling?
Major Lloyd George
I would refer my hon. Friends to the answer which I gave on this subject on Tuesday, 6th May.