HC Deb 14 February 1949 vol 461 cc781-2
26. Lieut.-Commander Gurney Braithwaite

asked the Minister of Food what allocation of sugar he has in contemplation for the soft drinks industry during 1949.

Mr. Strachey

This will depend on the amount of sugar available.

Lieut.-Commander Braithwaite

Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us whether he intends that this industry shall participate in any future increased distribution which he is able to make?

Mr. Strachey

I cannot commit myself about future increased distributions

Mr. Harrison

Before giving consideration to any increase in this direction. Will the Minister pay considerable attention to the need for an increase in the ordinary domestic allowance?

Mr. Strachey

We shall give sympathy to that consideration.