HC Deb 06 November 1946 vol 428 cc250-1W
71. Mrs. Castle

asked the Minister of Food if, in order to enable the efficient shopkeeper to expand his business, he will arrange in future to distribute points goods to retailers on the basis of their current turnover, assessed annually, instead of on the basis of their turnover in 1943, when the points system was introduced.

Mr. Strachey

I am afraid my hon. Friend's specific suggestion would be too difficult for us to work. But we are at the moment carefully reconsidering this and related questions of distribution, in consultation with the interests affected. It may take a little time before we are in a position to make an announcement.