HC Deb 13 October 1943 vol 392 c879
58. Mr. Brooke

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will consider granting an extra cheese ration to shift process workers in gasworks who, like miners and agricultural workers, must take their food with them because they cannot leave their job during a shift to go home or to a canteen?

Mr. Mabane

No, Sir. No suggestions have been received from the representatives of these workers for this special provision, and I am advised that it is not correct to say that these workers cannot leave their work during a shift to take a meal, and that indeed it is the customary practice to do so.