HC Deb 07 April 1948 vol 449 c17W
37. Mr. Hare

asked the Minister of Food why his regulations compel farmers to procure a licence before selling rabbits at the controlled price to outside customers.

Dr. Summerskill

Farmers normally sell their surplus rabbits to wholesalers and no licence is required by farmers for this purpose. It is only if they wish to sell to retailers or to private customers that farmers, like any other traders, are required to obtain the appropriate licences.