§ Mr. Llewellyn
asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that Cardiff Corporation wishes to change its meat supplier; that the Corporation has been informed by the Food Office officials that permission could not be granted until 23rd August, 1950, and latterly 17th June, 1950; that every week's delay is costing the taxpayer and ratepayer of Cardiff £27 10s.; and whether he will ensure that permission is given to the Cardiff Corporation forthwith.
§ Mr. Webb
These supplies are for the school meals service in Cardiff. These services, in common with all catering establishments, are given permits for rationed food which cover a period of eight weeks. The food office has arranged to issue permits on the new supplier on 18th June when the present permits expire, but I am afraid that we cannot do so before then.