HC Deb 13 December 1948 vol 459 c92W
Mr. Sharp

asked the Minister of Food why many fish friers in the heavy woollen district of the West Riding of Yorkshire have been compelled recently to change their fat suppliers; whether he is aware that in some instances fats have now to be carried greater distances; and what guarantee there is that suppliers will supply in full the entitlements of friers who have been forced to deal with them.

Mr. Strachey

British Melters Limited, a Government sponsored company engaged in the production and distribution of dripping, is in course of deconcentration. This has resulted in a number of fish friers getting their supplies of dripping from a different member of British Melters Limited; this change, however, will not imperil the supply of dripping to the friers affected.

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