HC Deb 08 December 1947 vol 445 c778
32. Mr. Collins

asked the Minister of Food if the supply position will now enable him to extend the concession of extra soap coupons for babies, to children up to two years of age.

80. Mr. Symonds

asked the Minister of Food if he will extend from twelve to at least eighteen months the period during which the extra ration of soap is provided for babies.

Mr. Strachey

I am glad to say that the supply position now makes it just possible to extend the babies' extra soap coupons to children up to two years.

Mr. Collins

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this concession will be received with very great satisfaction?

Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore

Why was it not possible to give this concession some six weeks ago when I asked that question? Were not babies just as dirty then as they are now?

Mr. Strachey

Soap supplies are improving a little.