Minister of Food, Lord Woolton, speaking about stopping black market trading in food.
Lord Woolton (Minister of Food) comes into room and sits on desk.
Lord Woolton (Minister of Food) speaking SOT
- I want to talk you about what is called racketeering or the black market. It is being stopped. These food cheats are the enemies of the people. They've been cunning, but they haven't been cunning enough
- They've had neither scruples nor conscience, but we've caught them - the small, fry, the petty cheats, in their thousands. But it's the big fish that I'm after, and we are getting them - help us to get the rest. They'll get no mercy from me. There must be no dirty fingers in the people's food.
KW: Food, Drink and Cooking; Personalities - Politicians; Frederick James Marquis Woolton, 1st Baron Woolton (1883-1964), Shops and Shopping, food rationing
Background: Minister of Food, Lord Woolton, speaking about stopping black market trading in food.