HC Deb 26 May 1952 vol 501 c94W
49. Mr. Renton

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that bakers with small businesses in rural areas are finding it extremely difficult to carry on business, except at a loss, whereas considerable profits are made by bakers, including the co-operative societies, with large scale plant and big businesses; and whether, without increasing the global figure received by the trade, he will reallocate the profit margins on a more equitable basis.

Major Lloyd George

The cost investigations made by my Department show that the profits of individual bakers are not necessarily related to the size of the business and a redistribution on the basis suggested would, therefore, not be justified on the facts.