§ 50. Mr. Mikardo
asked the President of the Board of Trade why he rejected a request from the National Grocers' Federation for a meeting to discuss the proliferation of manufacturers' promotional offers.
§ Mr. Darling
Because my right hon. Friend's diary was very full and it did not seem that a meeting, which would have been very difficult to arrange during January, would have added materially to 133W the information we already have on this matter, including material previously given to officials by the Federation.