asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware of the difficulties experienced by consumers who have registered for butter with far-away dairymen, in regard to the announcement that cooking fats should be obtained from the same dealer; and whether, since many of these dairymen cannot supply lard, he will, in the circumstances, reconsider his decision?
Major Lloyd George:
For the current rationing period consumers must have registered with the same retailer for butter and margarine. These retailers, if they so desire, will be licensed to sell cooking fats. I do not therefore understand the difficulty to which my hon. Friend refers, but if he will send me further particulars I shall be glad to consider them.