§ 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.