§ 44. Sir Wavell Wakefield
asked the Minister of Food if he will state the purpose of paragraph 4 of the Carrots (General Provisions) Order, 1944 (S.R. & O., 1944, No. 650), under which it is made an offence to wash carrots for sale other than retail sale.
§ The Minister of Food (Colonel Llewellin)
In order to obviate the deterioration which may take place in washed carrots if they are delayed in transit.
§ 45. Sir W. Wakefield
asked the Minister of Food why in the Carrots (General Provisions) Order, 1944 (S.R. & O., No. 650, of 1944), it is provided that in paragraph 7 (1) there is a total prohibition against the sale of carrots growing or as grown, while in paragraph 7 (2) there are set forth the conditions under which such a sale may take place by licence.
§ Colonel Llewellin
The prohibition in Article 7 (1) like every other prohibition in the Order may be relaxed by licence granted under Article 18. The effect of paragraph 2 of Article 7 is that the buyer under such a licence must, unless he is a licensed dealer, re-sell at the grower's price.