HC Deb 18 January 1940 vol 356 cc216-7
46. Mr. Lyons

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give an early day for a debate on the general scheme of food rationing before the introduction of any further compulsory rationing of commodities?

The Prime Minister

Any decision to extend the range of the foodstuffs included in the present rationing scheme would be communicated to the House at the earliest possible date, when no doubt an opportunity could be found for debate on the matter if the House so desired.