HC Deb 09 July 1946 vol 425 c219
37. Sir Patrick Hannon

asked the Secretary of State for War if his attention has been called to the meagre rations provided for troops serving in Greece; that they have to spend as much as 25s. a week on food in addition to their mess rations; and if improvement in the feeding of troops in Greece can be effected without delay.

Mr. Bellenger

The ration scale for British troops in Greece is the same as that for all Middle East Forces. It provides an adequate scale and no general complaint has been received. I am not aware that soldiers are compelled to supplement their rations in the manner suggested but if specific details are supplied an investigation will be made.

Sir P. Hannon

Has not the Minister received several letters from soldiers nerving in Greece complaining of the rations they are receiving and the meagre conditions under which they are serving?

Mr. Bellenger

I cannot recollect any particular cases having been brought to my notice, but, as I said, there is no general complaint about rations in Greece or any other command.