HC Deb 12 April 1948 vol 449 c620
58. Mr. Driberg

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he has completed his review of the possibility of extending the basis of the feedingstuffs ration; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. T. Williams

No, Sir. I made a full statement on 25th March and I do not expect to be able to add to it for some little time.

Mr. Driberg

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that that statement only dealt in rather general terms with this possibility, and how long is "some little time"?

Mr. Williams

As the hon. Member will be aware, details of a scheme for widening the basis of the rationing scheme must take a little time to work out if it is to be workable, equitable and economical with regard to such additional feedingstuffs as will be available