§ 67 Mr. Thorne
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he can give any information in connection with tea supplied to stallholders; and whether his attention has been called to the comment made by the stipendiary magistrate of the Old Street Police Court on Saturday last?
Major Lloyd George
A stall-holder is in exactly the same position as any other retailer in regard to obtaining supplies of tea and making sales to the public. I have seen Press reports of the learned stipendiary's comment referred to by the hon. Member. The Tea (Rationing) Order is designed to prevent consumers from obtaining more than the ration quantity of tea, and I have no reason to assume that it is ineffective in the manner suggested.