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Coun. Dollar], Glasgow, ArrestedI

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;Profiteering Patriots.I


Profiteering Patriots. I WELSH WORKERS, AND FOOD SUPPLY, I CALL TO GOVERNMENT TO STOP I TINKERING. Dissatisfaction with the Government food control policy was expressed during a eionfereiice of Trades Unions, Labour and Co-operative or- ganisations of East Glamorgan and Monmouth- shire, held at Cardiff on Saturday. Mr. Thomas Richards, M.P., who presided, said they required a complete centralisation upon the Government to give up tinkering with the question of food supply and to see that some remedy was found. (Applause.) Lord Devon- fO?l.,f had given them a very interesting descrip- tion of how a cargo of beans had been in the hands of gamblers on the way from Burmah to this country ten times before he stepped in, and instanced this as evidence of hps vigilance and that of his Department. (Laughter.) In his (the speaker's) opinion it was a striking example of the methods that these profit patriots had been allowed to use untrammelled up to the third year of the war. He was surprised on inquiry that the beans he. sometimes ate oost him P-100 a ton, but which the Government said cost only £ 37. It was getting more evident every day that the Government must at once take in their hands the whole question of the supply of food and see that the prices were within reach of the people. Mr. W. J" Whitney, manager of the Co-opera- tive Society, Tredegar, moved a resolution, which asked the Government to deal with the food problem on the following lines :— (a.) The purchase of al essential imported foodstuffs; (b) the commandeering or controlling of all home- grown food products, such as wheat, meat, oats, 'barley, potatoes, and milk; (c) the commandeer- ing of all ships and the control of transport facilities; (d) the placing on the retail markets of all supplies so obtained and controlled at, prices which will secure the full benefit of Gov- ernment action to the consumer; and (e) the selling of 'oread at a price not exceeding 6d; per quartern loaf. This was supported by Mr. Fred Bramley, of the Workers' War Emergency National Com- mittee, who, instancing cases of profiteering, explained how a farmer who produced potatoes on 48 acres of land made a profit of £ 2,713 thereon. The agricultural interest of this coun- try had made enormous fortunes during the war by exploiting the people. (Shame.) Yet the Government guaranteed the farmer a jrnnif price, but not a minimum wage for the skilled labourer. The- resolution was carried unani- mously. Miss M. Pallister, Brynmawr, moved the other resolution, as follows: — "That with a view of securing an equitable distribution of the available supply, that powers be given to municipal, urban and other local authorities to set up special Food Control Com- mittees, to which shall be co-opted representa- tives of Labour, Co-operative, and Industrial Women's Organisations, for the purpose of supervising the registration of consumers, the equitable local distribution of food-stuffs, and the institution of municipal food-services. That failing prompt and satisfactory measures being adopted by the Government to deal with the growing difficulties of the food supply and the continual exploitation of consumers by food pro- fiteers, a National Deputation, drawn from all parts of the Country, should be organised to ap- peal directly to Parliament in person." Mr. T. Lucas (Miners' Agent, Ogmore Vale) seconded. Mr. Jamas Griffiths, Cardiff, supporting, said It is coming to this: we must stop profiteer- ing or stop the war." The resolution was passed with unanimity.

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Technical School Scheme.

Merthyr Motor Squadron.

" Fleecing the Public."-I,

IMerthyr Recorder.