HC Deb 10 May 1948 vol 450 cc1723-4
33. Mr. E. P. Smith

asked the Minister of Food why he has allowed Mr. Ronald Martin, a Kentish builder transferred to work on one of the housing sites of the Ten- terden Rural District Council, to have his extra cheese ration transferred with him while he denies this to the other builders working on the same site and if he will now contribute to rural harmony by ensuring that all these men should receive their extra cheese ration.

Mr. Strachey

Mr. Martin's case is being reviewed in view of the change in his employment. But I regret that I am unable to allow the special cheese ration for building wokers on housing sites for whom, as in this case, a packed meals service can he provided.

Mr. Smith

Does the right hon. Gentleman suggest that he intends to take away Mr. Martin's special cheese ration, because if he does that, is he aware that there is no packed meals service, and no café or canteen available? If he does not do that, how does he reconcile the position of having about 12 of these men without a special cheese ration and one with a ration?

Mr. Strachey

I should have thought that the proper solution was to induce the Tenterden Rural District Council to provide a packed meals service. It is to that that we are addressing our attention.

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