HC Deb 30 June 1942 vol 381 c48W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food the terms of the agreement reached between the milling industry and the Government, as regards remuneration of the industry during war-time; who were the persons making the arrangement, and the names of any of the officers representing the Government who were also representatives of the trade-interests concerned?

Mr. Mabane

The agreement between my Noble Friend and the milling industry provides for the remuneration of millers for the three years ending 29th August, 1942, such remuneration consisting of the reimbursement of all expenses properly incurred in flour milling, together with an amount of profit per sack of output based on the average profit per sack realised during a pre-war datum period, and subject to a maximum of the average profits of the industry for the datum period. The agreement was reached, with Treasury approval, as a result of negotiations between representatives of the milling industry and officers of my Department, none of whom is or has been connected with the industry.

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