§ Mr. Price
asked the President of the Board of Trade what complaints he has received from local authorities concerning difficulties experienced by the public in rural areas in lodging complaints about food and other commodity price regulations; and whether he will consider creating machinery which will be more accessible than the regional committees operating at present?
§ Mr. Lyttelton
I have received in recent months only one complaint about the present arrangements. I am, however, considering whether facilities at present available to the public for lodging complaints under the Prices of Goods Act are adequate and, if not, in what ways they can be improved. Complaints about food are for my Noble Friend, the Minister of Food. I understand that he agrees that any new arrangements made for receiving complaints under the Prices of Goods Act should also apply to complaints intended for the Food Price Investigation Committees.