HC Deb 26 January 1948 vol 446 cc84-5W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that certain shopkeepers, as in the examples submitted to him, are discriminating between habitual and occasional customers, refusing to supply the latter with potatoes; and, in view of the fact that registration for potatoes is not required, if he will take steps to remedy this position.

Mr. Strachey

People who have little time to spare for shopping would be at a disadvantage if I required retailers to sell potatoes to the firstcomer. I do not, therefore, take exception to shopkeepers setting aside potatoes for their regular customers.