HC Deb 10 May 1948 vol 450 c1714
20. Mr. Douglas Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the present meat ration in the British and U.S. bizone of Germany.

Mr. McNeil

The present meat ration is 100 grammes per month for all consumer categories in the combined zones except for light and heavy coal miners, who obtain 3,210 and 4,400 grammes per month respectively. In Berlin the basic meat ration has been maintained at about 1,200 grammes per month.

Mr. Marshall

Has that meat ration been met?

Mr. McNeil

I am speaking about the ration which has been met

Mr. Lipson

For the enlightenment of hon. Members, could the right hon. Gentleman say what percentage of the British meat ration this figure represents? Could he relate it to the British meat ration?

Mr. McNeil

I am sorry. I am usually rather vain about my ability to do mental arithmetic, but that is beyond me.