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Eire Food Circulars

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Food whether his attention has been drawn to circulars sent from Eire to addresses in the United Kingdom offering foodstuffs for purchase; how far his regulations permit such proceedings; and whether he will make a public announcement on the position.

Yes, Sir. We have no jurisdiction over traders in Eire who send these circulars, but anyone in the United Kingdom buying rationed foods offered in this way is committing an offence against The Food [Rationing] (General Provisions) Order.

Will the right hon. Lady undertake to give the maximum publicity to that statement, because many people in this country do not realise it?