HC Deb 04 April 1949 vol 463 c1683
44. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Food whether, as from 24th April, he will consider de-rationing syrup, treacle and sweet biscuits, since the setting free of these commodities would enable the public to spread their demands and prevent a shortage in any one of them.

Mr. Strachey

I shall continue to take foods off points whenever I can, but I cannot speculate about changes in advance.

Mr. De la Bère

Is not the right hon. Gentleman a member of the Government, and will the Government endeavour to see that they feed the people more adequately? Instead of introducing so much unwanted legislation, why not do something for the people's food?