HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 c1380
48. Mr. Butcher

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what rations are received by unemployed displaced persons in U.N.R.R.A. camps in the British Zone in Germany; and how these compare with the rations received by the working German population.

Mr. McNeil

Displaced persons who are not working have been receiving 1,840 calories per day in rationed foods, but this is being reduced to 1,550 calories as from tomorrow. Ordinary German workers receive from 1,250 calories per day for moderate heavy work, to 2,330 calories for very heavy work.

Mr. Martin Lindsay

Does that ration include Red Cross parcels of which all these men have been in possession?

Mr. McNeil

I do not think that is quite an accurate statement. The figures I have quoted refer to the issue of rations to these people.