§ 56. Sir Hugh Lucas-Tooth
asked the Minister of Food under what regulation visitors from overseas are permitted to apply for coupons for an extra 2 lb. of sweets over and above the normal ration; how many such coupons were issued during the year ending on the latest convenient date; and whether all persons 2351 of other than British nationality may obtain such coupons notwithstanding that they may be permanently resident in this country.
§ Dr. Summerskill
This is an administrative arrangement which was introduced on 14th August, 1949, and I am afraid that no figures are available to show the number of coupons issued. The extra sweets are available only to overseas visitors staying temporarily in this country.
§ Sir H. Lucas-Tooth
Will the right hon. Lady say how long "temporary" means for this purpose, and how the scheme is brought to the notice of visitors?