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Wholesale Grocery And Provision Dealers (War-Time Associations)

Volume 390: debated on Wednesday 2 June 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food when it is proposed to issue the Order under which membership of a war-time association on the part of wholesale provision dealers is to be made compulsory?

Wholesale grocery and provision dealers in every Food Division have joined their war-time association willingly and are co-operating with my Department in preparing schemes of transport and man-power economy. It has not yet been necessary to make an Order requiring them to join a war-time association, and the Ministry does not propose to make such an Order unless and until it becomes necessary.

That appears to be another question. I had no knowledge of such a Press notice.