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Bananas, Newport

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 4 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that many children in Newport have been unable to obtain any allowance of bananas this year, in spite of the fact that there are deliveries about once a fortnight and that other people are frequently able to obtain them; and if he will take further steps to sec that his regulations are enforced in this respect.

My enforcement inspectors are instructed to do all in their power to see that the provisions of the Bananas Order are being observed. I shall be glad to investigate any case of an alleged offence against the order if particulars are sent to me.

What action is taken against a retailer who does not give priority to children?

Can the right hon. Gentleman say who are these "other people" who are so frequently able to obtain bananas?

The persons referred to in my hon. Friend's Question are, presumably, adults.