§ 61. Mr. Keeling
asked the Minister of Food whether, before milk supplies improve, he will reconsider the allocation, after such improvement, of a larger ration to persons over 70 years of age than to younger persons.
§ Dr. Summerskill
My medical advisers have given careful consideration to this question, but have been unable to recommend that the claim of old people for extra milk should be allowed while a low non-priority allowance is necessary. Certain reports following last night's Adjournment Debate were, therefore,' more optimistic than was warranted by anything I said, but I am prepared to consider again whether anything can be done to make things easier for elderly people.
§ Mr. Keeling
Will the hon. Lady give an assurance that that consideration will have some result, negative or positive, before the supplies increase?