HC Deb 27 October 1943 vol 393 c184
56. Mr. E. P. Smith

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether his attention has been drawn to the acute shortage of vinegar in the southern counties; and what steps he is taking to remedy it?

Mr. Mabane

This shortage is not confined to the southern counties; it is general. At this period of the year there is a seasonal increase in demand. Increased allocations are made, but in war-time the increase is limited by a shortage of containers.