HC Deb 27 February 1946 vol 419 cc1922-3
63. Mr. Thomas Lewis

asked the Minister of Food whether the. Colonies are still forwarding gifts of food, etc., to this country; and what methods are employed in the distribution of gifts of food.

Sir B. Smith

Gift foodstuffs continue to arrive in this country from the Dominions and Colonies. Except in the case of perishable foods, they are distributed without charge and as an addition to the rations to aged and needy people through the agency of local authorities, and direct to hospitals, charitable institutions and workers' rehabilitation centres.