HC Deb 14 February 1949 vol 461 cc771-2
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.

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