HC Deb 27 November 1946 vol 430 c1609
52. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Minister of Food if he will increase the cheese ration to roadmen employed by urban district councils whose work is in country districts.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Dr. Edith Summerskill)

My right hon. Friend regrets that he is unable to extend the concession to the workers referred to by the hon. Member.

Sir W. Smithers

In view of the fact that there must be a very small number of roadmen employed by urban district councils who work in country lanes, could the Minister be less rigid about this and allow the local authority to decide which men should have an extra ration, as it is very difficult for them?

Dr. Summerskill

I can assure the hon. Gentleman that it is not an official of the Ministry who decides these things, but the representatives of the men themselves on the advisory committee of the T.U.C.

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