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Bread, Sunderland

Volume 438: debated on Monday 9 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Food if he will take steps to prevent a recurrence of the hardship that was created in Sunderland over the Whitsuntide weekend when bakers, reporting a serious bread situation, found that in a large majority of cases wholesalers were unable to issue extra bread supplies to retailers and that the demand for bread was such that regular customers were unable to get normal supplies.

we are at present dependent on such supplies as may be available elsewhere. These are very limited, but a small supply has recently been allocated to the trade and, subject to price consideration, further purchases will be made when new crops become available.