§ Captain Gammans
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, where a conviction has been secured against retailers of substituted foodstuffs, for misrepresentation, action is taken against the makers and wholesalers; and, if not, why not?
Major Lloyd George
So far as I am aware no proceedings against a retailer for misrepresentation have yet been taken under the Food Substitutes (Control) Order. In cases where a retailer is convicted under the Order for misrepresentation for which the wholesaler and maker are also responsible, I agree with my hon. and gallant Friend that proceedings should also be taken against them.