HC Deb 05 June 1946 vol 423 c2000
65. Major Digby

asked the Minister of Food whether he will give an assurance that, in any plans that are being prepared for the possible imposition of a breadrationing scheme, allowance will be made for agricultural and other workers in rural areas who have to take their midday meal with them and can never feed in canteens or British Restaurants.

Mr. Strachey

I can assure the hon. and gallant Member that under any bread rationing scheme I would do my best to see that the various requirements of different categories of workers were met as far as practicable.

Major Digby

Will the Minister bear in mind the people in rural districts who are finding it hard enough with present rations to get enough for a midday meal? They are at a great disadvantage compared with people in the towns. Will he take them into special consideration?

Mr. Strachey

I am well aware of that consideration.

Lieut-Commander Joynson-Hicks

Will the Minister bear in mind the difficulties of people who bake their own bread?

Mr. Strachey

Yes, Sir.

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