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Chocolates And Sweets

Volume 464: debated on Monday 9 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Food what measure of control his Department now exercise over the distribution of chocolates and sweets.

Distribution is primarily in the hands of the trade, but my Department licenses manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, and is represented on the industry's distribution committee.


asked the Minister of Food whether, in view of the heavy de-

CommodityUnitPrice at 1st August, 1922Price at 1st May, 1949
Bacon1 lb1s. 10d2s. 2½d.
Bread4 lb.10d.10¼d.
Fresh1 lb2s. 1¾d.1s 4d.(a)
Salt1 lb.2s. 1d.
Cheese1 lb.1s. 1¼d.10d.(a)
Eggs, Freshdozen2s. 3d.2s. 0d. to 3s. 0d.
Flour7 lb.1s. 5½d.1s. 5½d.
Special1 lb.7d.9d.
Standard1 lb.7d.5d.
Beef1st quality home killed (bone in)
Ribs1 lb.1s. 6¾d.First 4 Ribs of Forequarter 1s. 8d.
Thin Flank1 lb.11¼dThin or Hindquarter Flank 1s. 0d.
ChilledImported (bone in)
Ribs1 lb.10½d.First 4 Ribs of Forequarter 1s. 4d.
Thin Flank1 lb.6d.Thin or Hindquarter Flank 9d.
British1st quality, home killed
Legs1 lb.1s. 9½d.Leg (bone in) 2s. 0d.
Breast1 lb.1s. 0½d.Scrag and Breast 1s. 0d.
Legs1 lb.1s. 0¼d.Leg (bone in) 1s. 5d.
Breast1 lb.5d.Scrag and Breast 8d.
Potatoes7 lb.9d.10½d.—1s. 0½d.
according to area and variety
Sugar, granulated1 lb.6d.5d.
Tea—average1 lb.2s. 3d.3s. 2d.
(a) The Chancellor has announced that the price of butter will be increased by 2d. per lb. and cheese by 4d. per lb.

mand for chocolates and sweets, which has followed de-rationing, he is prepared to give manufacturers an increased allocation of sugar and other ingredients.

We have already substantially increased the allocations of sugar and other essential ingredients in anticipation of the heavier demand.