HC Deb 01 December 1947 vol 445 c23
65. Sir Hugh Lucas-Tooth

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that owing to the present shortage of accommodation, certain landladies of persons who are obliged to live away from home during part of each week, demand an excessive proportion of such persons' rations; that such persons are often unable to resist such demands for fear of not being able to get other accommodation; and whether he is prepared to take any action in the matter.

Mr. Strachey

Anyone staying in a licensed establishment for three nights or more must, of course, have coupons cancelled according to the length of stay. The arrangements made between the landladies of boarding houses not licensed as catering establishments, and their lodgers are, however, a matter which we must leave to their private agreement, since I am afraid it would not be possible to cover by regulations all the many and varied circumstances of individual cases.

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