HC Deb 23 July 1941 vol 373 c891
56. Mr. Batey

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, before any more new ration books are issued, some simpler form may be arranged for, so that it will not be necessary to sign the same name and address so many times in block letters?

Major Lloyd George

The design of the new ration book to be issued in July, 1942, is now under consideration and every effort will be made to simplify the procedure and to ensure that the general public will not be asked to fill in more entries than are absolutely necessary, but I am sure that my hon. Friend will appreciate the advisability of requiring the use of block letters.

Mr. Batey

Will the new ration books be simpler than the present one, and will people not have to sign so many times?

Major Lloyd George

I have said that every effort will be made to simplify it.