asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is satisfied that milk zoning schemes are not operated unfairly to individual retailers; and what investigation is made of complaints in this respect?
The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. Where complaints have been received regarding the effect of rationalisation schemes on individual firms immediate action has been taken through war time associations to endeavour to remove the cause of the grievance. If the hon. Member's attention has been drawn to any cases where schemes are alleged to be operating unfairly, I shall be glad if he will supply me with particulars, so that I may have inquiries made.