Mr. J. Brennan:
asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if rationing of butter will be reintroduced with the coming into force of price subsidisation on 23rd August next.
The answer is in the negative.
asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will state the present margins allowed on butter to retail and wholesale traders and what changes, if any, are intended in these margins when the retail price is reduced.
The present margins allowed on butter to the wholesale and retail trades are as follows:—
||8/- per cwt.
||5/2. per cwt.
||30/- ,, ,,
||19/4. ,, ,,
It is not proposed to alter these margins when the retail price is reduced.