§ 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.