§ 50. Sir Irving Albery
asked the Minister of Food if he can estimate the amount of extra tea which would be involved if an additional ration of a quarter pound monthly were allowed to old age pensioners of 70 years of age and over on production of their pension book.
§ Colonel Llewellin
No. If we were to make the concession, which is difficult because of the supply situation, I do not know that it would be possible to limit it absolutely to people who have the old age pension.
§ Mr. Driberg
What percentage of the total consumption of tea in this country is represented by the figure quoted in the Minister's answer?
§ Captain Cobb
Would it be possible to make the concession if the consumption 181 of tea in Government offices were cut down by half?