HC Deb 07 March 1945 vol 408 c2021
55. Mr. Edgar Granville

asked the Minister of Food if it is his intention to increase the rations of agricultural workers and members of the W.L.A. in the coming months.

Colonel Llewellin

I would refer the hon. Member to the full reply which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for East Norfolk (Colonel Medlicott) on 16th January last.

Mr. Granville

Why is it that, although reports constantly appear in the newspapers, obviously inspired by the right hon. and gallant Gentleman's Public Relations, or Press, Department, nothing is done about this matter? Will he take into consideration the fact that industrial canteens have given industrial workers hot meals all through the war, while nothing has been provided for agricultural workers?

Colonel Llewellin

It is obvious that we cannot run industrial canteens in the country districts, but we are giving them meat pies and the extra cheese rations. My hon. Friend will find full details in the reply to which I have referred him.

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