HC Deb 24 January 1940 vol 356 cc582-3
55. Sir Francis Fremantle

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he will instruct food control committees to regard as eligible for travellers' ration books persons who, owing to the evacuation of firms by which they are employed, work five days a week away from home and spend the week-end at their home address?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

No, Sir, the general ration book and the traveller's ration book are alike in that the holder can only make one purchase in the week of any of the foods which are at present rationed. There would, therefore, be no advantage in issuing a traveller's book to the persons to whom by hon. Friend refers.

Sir F. Fremantle

How is the gentleman concerned to get his ration when he goes to a distant town, perhaps 100 miles away?

Mr. Morrison

That is a different set of circumstances but I think most cases could be met if people would bring the unexpired portion of the ration with them.

Sir F. Fremantle

How can they carry butter in their pockets?