HC Deb 05 December 1945 vol 416 cc2327-8
63. Mr. Edelman

asked the Minister of Food whether he will arrange for a substantial part of the gifts of food from the Dominions, due to arrive in Britain before Christmas, to be distributed, free of charge, to needy old age pensioners through their associations.

Sir B. Smith

No, Sir, but I am arranging for distribution free of charge to the old and needy through local authorities, who have kindly consented to undertake this work.