49. Lieut.-Colonel Clifton-Brown
asked the Minister of Food whether he will restore the cut imposed on 2nd May in the sugar ration to the bakery trade, since it has been proved that the more sugar the confectioners have the less flour they use.
Yes, Sir, my right hon. Friend has already announced that the reduction in the allocation of sugar to the bakery trade will be restored as from 18th August.
Why is it necessary to wait until the end of August? Why was it not done when bread rationing started?
§ Dr. Summerskill
Because the allocation period is eight weeks, and from an administrative point of view it is better to wait until that date.