HC Deb 25 February 1948 vol 447 cc1951-2
50. Colonel Ropner

asked the Minister of Food whether he has any statement to make with regard to the rationing of potatoes.

Dr. Summerskill

No, Sir; except that, provided the weather does not interfere with the loading, my right hon. Friend hopes to be able to maintain the present weekly allowances per head until the end of March.

Colonel Ropner

Is the hon. Lady aware that we want to know when this rationing is going to cease? Is her Department not yet able to give an indication when the rationing will be brought to an end?

Dr. Summerskill

I think the hon. and gallant Gentleman will agree that it would be rather stupid to announce anything of that kind now. We shall wait until the end of March, and my right hon. Friend will make a statement.