HC Deb 20 November 1946 vol 430 cc109-10W
Captain Bullock

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware of the dissatisfaction of ex-Servicemen who have become poultry or fish dealers since 1939, by reason of the fact that they are unable to obtain as good a share of poultry for the Christmas season as those who were in business prior to 1939; and whether steps will be taken to improve conditions for those who entered the retail poultry and fish business since the war.

Mr. Strachey

I am not aware of any dissatisfaction among ex-Servicemen concerning the arrangements for the distribution of poultry supplies this Christmas. There will be larger supplies available and I have made arrangements for a wider distribution of imported turkeys to all retailers, whether they entered the retail poultry trade prior to 1939 or since the war. These arrangements have been explained in an announcement, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. and gallant Member.