§ 75. Sir GEORGE TOULMIN
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether his attention has been called to the unequal distribution of jam and of cheese; and whether it is proposed to secure a more equal division of such supplies as exist, so as to avoid an absolute famine in these articles in some industrial districts?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of FOOD (Major Astor)
The distribution of jam will improve as soon as the new stocks of this season are available. The Food Controller is considering whether any further measures are necessary in order to secure a more equal division. So far as cheese is concerned, a fresh scheme has been devised for including home cheese in the arrangements for distribution, which have hitherto merely covered imported cheese. In settling this scheme special attention will be paid to the occupations and needs of industrial and agricultural districts, where the present scarcity is most acutely felt.