HC Deb 12 July 1950 vol 477 cc104-5W
57. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Minister of Food whether he will now reduce the price of cooking fats in view of the considerable profits made by his Department on edible oils.

Mr. Webb

Our overall trading in oils and fats is, in fact, carried on at a loss by reason of our subsidy on the domestic margarine and cooking fat rations; and I could not reduce prices without increasing the subsidy total.