HC Deb 13 November 1917 vol 99 c220
71. Mr. JOYCE

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in view of the fact that the authorities are desirous that public schools should start the Christmas holidays early in order to avoid congestion of the railways, and of the fact that parents have paid the school fees for the usual end of the terms, parents may be allowed to endorse their sugar cards for the temporary addition to the family, seeing that children should have their proper quota of sugar?


As I informed the hon. Member for the Harborough Division on 23rd October, householders are entitled to include in their applications for sugar registration cards children belonging to their households who are at boarding school. As the new sugar distribution scheme does not come into operation until the new year the fact that the public school holidays are to be earlier this year does not affect the situation.