§ Mr. PARTINGTON
asked whether there has been any reduction in the consumption of meat and bread since the date on which the Food Controller issued his appeal?
Since the date of the Food Controller's announcement there 405W has been a substantial reduction in the consumption of meat in London. The weekly supplies entering the London central markets were as follows:—
Tons. Average for five weeks, ending 3rd February (the date of the Food Controller's appeal) 6,927 Average for four weeks, ending 3rd March 5,793
Returns from country markets are being collected.
Information as to the consumption of bread is not yet available, but is being obtained.