HC Deb 17 April 1946 vol 421 c451W
58. Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware of the dissatisfaction amongst housewives with reference to the price of bread where a 1-lb loaf costs 2¾d. whereas a 2-lb. loaf only costs 4½d.; and if he will alter the price of a 1-lb. loaf to 2¼d.

Sir B. Smith

I have no evidence of the dissatisfaction to which my hon. Friend refers. The relatively higher price of the 1-lb. loaf is due to its higher cost of production. I am afraid I could not therefore adopt the suggestion made in the last part of the Ouestion.