§ 38. Sir W. Smithers
asked the Minister of Food what reply he has given to the request of the London Meat Traders' Association to sell pork off the ration; and, in view of the fact that restriction of consumption restricts production, if he will deration food as soon as possible.
§ Major Lloyd George
The Association has been told that this suggestion is not practicable, but I can assure my hon. Friend that I shall get rid of all food rationing as soon as circumstances allow.
§ Sir W. Smithers
Does my right hon. and gallant Friend realise that controls are the cause of shortages and that we shall not have a substantial increase of food supplies until rationing is removed? Will he stop this foolish policy as soon as possible?