HC Deb 20 March 1946 vol 420 c1863
49. Mr. Gordon-Walker

asked the Minister of Food how many food officers are. without supplies of the special cards for giving pregnant women priority in food queues; why these cards were allowed to go out of print; and what steps he intends to take to grant pregnant women priority in food queues until the cards are again available.

Dr. Edith Summerskill

No food office should be without supplies of the queue priority labels for expectant mothers, but I am aware that certain food offices in the London area failed to replenish their stocks of these labels and some offices were without supplies for a time, although ample stocks were available and the form is not out of print. This position in London has now been remedied and steps will be taken to see that similar circum stances do not arise again.