asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food when it is proposed to publish the terms of the licence referred to in paragraph 3 of the Emergency Powers (Defence) Food (Edible Oils and Fats) Order (Statutory Rule and Order, No. 701 of 1943)?
Up to the present it has not been found necessary to issue licences.
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food why, in respect of all articles therein, except Article (1), the Emergency Powers (Defence) Food (Feeding Stuffs) (G.B.) (S.R. and O. No. 702 of 1943) Order was brought into force within 24 hours of its signature?
This Order gave legal effect to the Government's decision of which full publicity was given at the beginning of May to increase rations for pigs and poultry. It took two weeks to make the necessary administrative arrangements and draft the Order. It was not practicable, therefore, to allow a longer period between the date of signature and the operative date without postponing the date already announced from which commercial pig and poultry keepers could obtain their additional allowances.