Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 12th February 1941.

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Photo of Mr Neil Maclean Mr Neil Maclean , Glasgow Govan

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is causing inquiry to be made into the methods of fish sales in the various fish markets in the country, as, owing to the demand for fish caused by the reduction of the value of the meat ration, fish prices have become prohibitive to large numbers of the people?

Photo of Mr John McGovern Mr John McGovern , Glasgow Shettleston

asked the Parliamentary, Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that the following prices were being paid for fish on Monday, 3rd February, at Messrs. Sawyers, fishmongers, 89, Union Street, Glasgow, namely, filleted haddock, 4s. 9d. per lb., codling, 4s. per lb., filleted sole, 4s. per lb., boneless finnan haddock, 2S. 10d. per lb.; whether he is aware of the grave discontent concerning his failure to end this exploitation of necessary foodstuffs; and will he fix a substantially lower price forthwith and impose heavy penalties for any evasion of a controlled price?

Major Lloyd George:

My Noble Friend has told the trade that the prices of fish are too high, and within a limited time expects to receive their proposals.