HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 c2071
67. Mr. Jennings

asked the Minister of Food whether he will cause tests to be made in various districts as to the palatability of bread provided for the military and air forces, and for the Women's Auxiliary Force, in order to find out whether the waste of bread is due to unpalatability, and, if so, the reasons?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I am assured that there is constant inspection of all bread provided by the Service bakeries and by contractors, and that there is no reason to believe that the bread is unpalatable or that there is any general waste of bread.

Viscountess Astor

Would the Minister consider the use of tin boxes for keeping bread in when it is delivered to these different units? There is a good deal of bread wasted because of the bad conditions in which it is kept.

Mr. Morrison

I will bring that suggestion to the attention of my right hon. Friend.