§ 39. Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that the price of sausages is 1s. 3d. a pound, whereas tinned sausages are 2s. 10d. for a 15–16 oz. tin; and whether he will consider reducing the price of the latter to a figure more comparable with the former.
§ Dr. Summerskill
I am aware of these different prices. The maximum price for suusages manufactured here is based on costs to the manufacturer plus a reasonable profit. Imported canned sausages are bought at world prices to supplement our other meat supplies and must make their cost.