HC Deb 03 May 1950 vol 474 cc191-2W
63. Mrs. Mann

asked the Minister of Food to what extent bacon is supplied by his Department to grocers and provision merchants in a variety of prices and qualities; and why his Department does not prescribe that these should be ticketed to enable the housewife to understand the price and quality of her purchase.

Mr. Webb

Retailers usually buy their bacon in the form of Wiltshire sides at a flat rate price and themselves do the boning and cutting up. I am asking them to use price tickets wherever possible. but I do not want to make an Order because I do not think it is practicable to do it always.