HC Deb 22 January 1942 vol 377 c434W
Mr. Simmonds

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether his regulations permit a retailer, who holds certain tinned goods upon his premises to refuse to supply them to an intending purchaser under the points rationing scheme?

Major Lloyd George

There is (apart from the law of contract) no legal obligation upon a retailer to sell points rationed food against his will; but in the interests of the equitable distribution of such foods retailers have been advised that while they may restrict the amount of any one points rationed food which they are prepared to sell to any individual customer, it is illegal to make the supply of one article a condition of the supply of others.