Meat (Retailers' Profits).

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 17th July 1941.

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Photo of Sir John Crowder Sir John Crowder , Finchley

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what is the approximate gross percentage of profit allowed to retailers of meat under the present scheme?

Major Lloyd George:

After allowing for a loss in weight from cutting, shrinkage, etc., of 5 per cent. the gross percentage of profit allowed to retailers of meat under the present scheme is approximately 23 per cent. of sales.