asked the Minister of Food who has been appointed food officer at Leiston, Suffolk; if it is a local official; how much travelling is entailed in this appointment; whether the town council and food committee were consulted; and how many members of the food committee have since resigned.
There has been no new appointment of Food Executive Officer at Leiston. The present officer, who has occupied the post since the beginning of the war, has recently moved his home to Southwold and travels about 34 miles daily. As I am not proposing to make any change, there has been no occasion to consult the Food Control Committee on the subject. Fourteen members of the Committee have, however, resigned, as they stipulated that the Clerk to the Council should also be the Food Executive Officer.