HC Deb 27 March 1941 vol 370 cc704-5
60. Mr. McEntee

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in view of the large part which jam plays in the food of working-class children, he will grant to children a larger ration than to adults?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Major Lloyd George)

My Noble Friend very much regrets that he does not at present see his way to adopt my hon. Friend's suggestion except by curtailing the present adult ration.

Mr. McEntee

Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman consider the matter with a view to increasing the children's allowance at the expense of the adult's allowance, particularly in view of the great difficulty that poor people with large families have of purchasing any food that children will eat and of the fact that practically all children like jam?

Major Lloyd George

I am glad to consider anything of that sort, but I would point out that many adults feel that their ration is small.