§ 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 1365 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.
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.