§ 6. Mr. WATERSON
asked the Food Controller if the small increase in the beer supply is all that may be expected; and whether he will make a statement which will allay the indignation and unrest to which the continuance of a reduced supply is everywhere giving rise?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of FOOD (Mr. C. A. McCurdy)
Owing to the shortage of supplies for producing malt, the recent increase of 25 per cent., to which the hon. Member refers, is the limit which the Food Controller felt himself justified in recommending. If and when supplies become more plentiful the question of recommending a further increase will be considered.
§ Captain Sir BEVILLE STANIER
Could not this be pushed forward so that the agricultural labourer could have more beer?