§ 53. Mr. Gammans
asked the Minister of Food when he expects to be able to make a general statement on the savings effected by bread rationing; and if he will give an approximate date when bread rationing is likely to cease.
§ Dr. Summerskill
My right hon. Friend gave particulars of the savings in flour offtake effected during the first 10 weeks of bread rationing in his reply of 9th October to Questions by the hon. Members for Oxford (Mr. Hogg) and Newport (Mr. Peter Freeman), of which I am sending the hon. Members a copy. Bread rationing will be abolished the moment the Government are satisfied that it is safe to do so.
§ Mr. Gammans
In view of the fact that the figures which have been given by the Minister have been more than once challenged by the baking industry, does the hon. Lady not feel that a White Paper ought to be issued on this subject, giving further data than have been given to the House?
§ Mr. Keeling
Would the hon. Lady say whether the "saving in flour offtake" means the saving of flour, or something, quite different?