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Bread Deliveries (Cost)

Volume 486: debated on Monday 16 April 1951

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asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that the small margin permitted to bakers for country deliveries is insufficient to cover the cost, with the result that the retailing of bread in remote districts is likely to cease; and what steps are proposed to overcome this difficulty.

My Department has been making an inquiry into the cost of retail deliveries of bread and I expect to receive a report later in the month.