HC Deb 24 March 1943 vol 387 cc1623-4
52. Mr. Molson

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the shortage of bottled beer on long-distance trains; what steps are being taken to ensure adequate supplies; and whether this shortage is any way due to the diversion of barley suitable for brewing for mixing with flour?

Mr. Mabane

I have no reason to believe that the availability of bottled beer in restaurant cars on long-distance trains differs from its availability generally. The reply to the last part of the Question is "No, Sir."

Mr. Molson

Will my hon. Friend make sure that there is an increased supply of bottled beer?

Mr. Gallacher

Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the difficulty of obtaining food on long-distance trains?