§ Mr. Marples
asked the Minister of Food what profit margin he proposes to allow retailers of sweets and confectionery as from 1st January, 1948, when the sweet ration will be reduced from 4 ozs. to 3 ozs. per head.
§ Mr. Strachey
The level of distributors[...] margins is now under review in connection with the impending cut in the sweet ration. I will do my best to reach a decision as quickly as possible, but it is necessary first to make a somewhat long investigation of returns from manufacturers.