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Bread (Retailers' Discount)

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1952

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asked the Minister of Food what percentage of the total retail price of bread is represented by the margin of profit charged by re-retailers.

I assume my hon. Friend is referring to the discount allowed by wholesale bakers to retailers. This discount amounts to about 9 per cent. to 10 per cent. of the retail price. The actual discount given varies in different parts of the country.