Catering Licences (Fats)

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 1946.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Mervyn Wheatley Lieut-Colonel Mervyn Wheatley , Dorset Eastern 12:00 am, 27th November 1946

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that when furnishing Form O.F. 240 (a) to successful applicants for catering licences, the regional oils and fats distribution officer canvasses for a particular firm of wholesalers; and if he will give instructions for this to cease or, alternatively, arrange for a list of all wholesalers to be supplied.

Photo of Dr Edith Summerskill Dr Edith Summerskill , Fulham West

I am not aware of any need to give fresh instructions to our oils and fats distribution officers, who fully understand that they must not canvass for particular firms of wholesalers. If the hon. Member will supply me with information about any case where this rule appears not to have been observed, I shall be glad to investigate it.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Mervyn Wheatley Lieut-Colonel Mervyn Wheatley , Dorset Eastern

Is the hon. Lady aware that I have an actual case which I shall be glad to show to her?