HC Deb 07 April 1948 vol 449 c158
41. Sir John Mellor

asked the Minister of Food why the reduction in the cheese ration has been inflicted upon domestic consumers instead of upon privileged canteens.

Dr. Summerskill

A reduction in the allowances of cheese is being applied to all catering establishments and institutions except those catering solely for vegetarians. The original announcement about the change in the cheese ration was incorrect in this respect, and has since been amended.

Sir J. Mellor

Will the hon. Lady say whether this incorrect announcement was due to having too many public relations officers?

Mr. E. P. Smith

Can the hon. Lady say when her Department expects to be able to answer my various letters on the subject of an extra cheese ration for rural builders?

Dr. Summerskill

The hon. Gentleman writes so often that perhaps his last letter has not been answered, but I can assure him that I will give my personal attention to the matter.