31. Mr. De la Bère
asked the Minister of Food whether he can now make a statement in connection with the removal from the rationing of boiled and other sweets, in view of his assurances given towards the end of 1948.
§ 44. Mr. George Thomas
asked the Minister of Food whether he has now reached any further decision in connection with the rationing of sweets.
§ Mr. Strachey
I am afraid I cannot today add to the answer that I gave to the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Mr. Turton) on 2nd February, but I now hope to make a statement at a very early date.
Mr. De la Bère:
Is the Minister aware that the weight of public opinion is continuous in this matter; further, is he aware of the convincing argument that there is for the removal of the rationing of sweets or sugar because there is a world surplus? Are we to have this trotted out just before the election? Take sugar off the ration now.