HC Deb 12 February 1947 vol 433 c364
50. Mr. J. Morrison

asked the Minister of Food how much home-produced tinned milk and home-produced tinned bacon is being made available in exchange for points; and why the milk is not available as fresh milk in the ordinary way and the bacon as part of the ration supply.

Dr. Sutnmerskill

About 5,600 tons of home-produced canned milk in the last "points" period, or 30 per cent. of releases, and 2,800 tons of canned bacon, or about 60 per cent, of the total releases were home-produced. The milk was canned during the period of the summer "flush" so as to be available for consumption in the winter when liquid milk supplies are short. The bacon was canned for the Services some time ago, and is not suitable for sale as part of the bacon ration.