§ 63. Mr. Collins
asked the Minister of Food if he will make the additional soap ration, at present allowed to babies up to the age of 12 months, available for infants up to two years of age.
§ Mr. Strachey
It would take about 4,000 extra tons of soap a year to make the concession, for which my hon. Friend asks. In the present shortage of fats I am sorry I cannot do it.
§ Mr. Austin
Will not my right hon. Friend make a slight concession? In view of his well-known concern with domestic affairs, perhaps he would attempt to do some washing without soap, and see how difficult it is?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore
Can we assume that in accordance with the democratic principles of the Government the people concerned will be consulted before any change is made?