HC Deb 12 March 1951 vol 485 c115W
81. Lieut.-Commander R. H. Thompson

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the considerable dissatisfaction among fish friers at the present basis of allocation of supplies of frying fat; and whether he will consider introducing a more up-to-date scheme.

Mr. F. Willey

I think the present arrangements secure fair distribution of supplies. The original basis of allocation has been substantially modified from time to time to take account of changing circumstances and it will continue to be reviewed.

85. Mr. G. Williams

asked the Minister of Food the amount that the Government have made on the resale of cooking fats to the fish frying trade during the last three years.

Mr. F. Willey

Sales of oils and fats to fish friers are not distinguished in my Department's accounts from sales to other trade users.

87. Mr. G. Williams

asked the Minister of Food if he will hand on the profit made by his Department on the purchase of oils for frying by reducing the price of cooking fats which are used in the fried fish trade.

Mr. F. Wiley

My Department sells oils and fats to all trade users at the same prices and we cannot make a special exception in favour of fish friers, who are still getting their frying fats at well below world prices.

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