HC Deb 28 March 1945 vol 409 cc1364-5
60. Flight-Lieutenant Teeling

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that members of the R.A.F. on leave, and on duty away from their parent unit, are supplied with emergency ration cards which entitle them to eggs, inter alia; that in many towns they are refused these eggs because they are not regular customers; and what steps he is taking to remedy this grievance.

Mr. Mabane

Retailers of eggs are provided with eggs to meet temporary ration cards. If my hon. and gallant Friend will give me particulars of any cases where these arrangements have not worked satisfactorily I shall be glad to have them examined.

Fliģht-Lieutenant Teelinģ

Will the right hon. Gentleman look into my own case?

61. Fliģht-Lieutenant Teelinģ

asked the Minister of Food whether, in seaside towns where there is likely to be in the summer months a large number of holiday makers using emergency ration cards, provision will be made to make sure that Service men and women on sick leave or leave from the front or doing duty, yet only entitled to an emergency ration card, will receive priority.

Mr. Mabane

No, Sir. It is not practicable or necessary to make such provision. I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for Bournemouth (Sir L. Lyle) on 14th March.