§ Mr. Mainwaring
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what discretion is vested in regional food controllers to secure equitable distribution of supplies in general and of particular commodities within their areas?
Major Lloyd George
I assume that my hon. Friend refers to the food executive officers appointed in the majority of local authority areas throughout the country. These officers are responsible for administering the regulations relating to the distribution of rationed foods to retailers and by retailers to consumers. They have no corresponding duties regarding supplies in general or even regarding other foodstuffs, though they are responsible for calling attention to local difficulties which may arise regarding the supply of any type of food.