Controls

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th April 1955.

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Photo of Sir Richard Pilkington Sir Richard Pilkington , Poole 12:00 am, 4th April 1955

asked the Minister of Food how many foods have been decontrolled by his Department since 1951.

Mr. Amory:

Controls have been removed from some 40 categories of foodstuffs.

Photo of Sir Richard Pilkington Sir Richard Pilkington , Poole

In view of the fact that such things as meat, eggs, cheese and bacon are cheaper than when under control—[HON. MEMBERS: "Meat?"]—meat, eggs, cheese and bacon are cheaper than when under control, when will he decontrol the remaining foods?

Mr. Amory:

There are very few foodstuffs left under control today.