HC Deb 19 December 1945 vol 417 c1332
57. Captain George Jeger

asked the Minister of Food whether he will make an increase of rations available for building workers employed on sites where no canteen facilities exist and who have to carry their mid-day meal with them.

Sir B. Smith

No, Sir. It would be contrary to general policy to give workers in any particular industry extra individual rations, except the special cheese ration, which is allowed to certain categories of workers for whom the provision of catering facilities is impossible, and who, therefore, require to take a mid-day meal with them to their work. The special cheese ration has not been authorised for workers in the building industry since, in the majority of cases, it is practicable for the employers to set up canteens or to provide packed meals.