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.
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.