HC Deb 14 February 1949 vol 461 c762
4. Mr. Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware of the dissatisfaction amongst British wives in Germany regarding the quantity, quality and price of food available; and if he will make a statement on the subject.

Mr. McNeil

Complaints have been received from time to time about the rations available to Control Commission families in Germany. The rations have to be imported and are supplied from Army sources as the German economy cannot provide the necessary supplies. The complaints have been carefully looked into by independent nutrition experts and I am assured that both in calorie and protein content the rations are sufficient.

Mr. Gammans

Is it true that, in some respects, our families in Germany are receiving worse rations than the German civilians?

Mr. McNeil

No, Sir.

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