HC Deb 27 February 1946 vol 419 c1923
64. Mr. Keeling

asked the Minister of Food whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT particulars of the rations, exclusive of canteen supplies, issued to miners and to members of the W.R.N.S., A.T.S. and W.A.A.F. fed in messes and whether he will specify orally the items of which these women receive larger rations than the miners.

Ration Scales in oz. per head per week exclusive of Canteen Supplies issued to Miners and to Members of the W.R.N.S., A.T.S. and W.A.A.F. fed in Messes are set out below:
Miners W.R.N.S. A.T.S. and W.A.A.F.
s. d.
Meat, Fresh or Frozen 1 2 (value) (b) 31½ (bone in 25 (boneless
Bacon 3 6 7
Cheese 12 4 4
Tea 2 2
Preserves 4 7 12
Butter 3 2 2
Margarine 3
Cooking Fat 2(c) 2 (d)
Sugar 8 13 13
(a) These figures are maxima. Lower averages are recommended, particularly in larger establishments, where this is possible consistent with a satisfactory standard of victualling.
(b) Including 2d. worth of Canned Corned Meat
(c)This will be reduced to 1 0z. beginning with the next Ration Period.
(d)This is available only when boneless meat is drawn.
In considering the above Ration Scales it should be noted that negotiations with the three Services on the question of Services' Rations have been proceeding and the scales are now under review.