HC Deb 10 February 1942 vol 377 c1412W
Mr. Muff

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that large quantities of grade III salmon have been delivered to retailers in the North of England and that this class of salmon is more popular in the South; and, in order to stimulate demand, will he reduce the number of points required to purchase this kind of salmon?

Major Lloyd George

Grade III canned salmon forms a very large proportion of the supplies now available and I am not aware that any discrimination in distribution has been made or is desirable between the North of England and the South. As regards the second part of the Question, there is no need to stimulate demand as my hon. Friend suggests and it is, therefore, not at present proposed to make any change in the point value of this grade of canned salmon.