HC Deb 06 July 1949 vol 466 c2143
49. Mr. Thornton-Kemsley

asked the Minister of Food if the conclusion of the Anglo-Argentine Pact will enable him to increase the weekly meat ration; when, and to what figure.

Mr. Strachey

I am not prepared to anticipate future changes in the amount of the meat ration, but it will, of course, be increased as soon as available supplies warrant it.

Mr. Thornton-Kemsley

Is it not extraordinary and deplorable that after four years of Socialism the Minister can hold out no hope of any increase in the present all-time low record of the ration?

Mr. Strachey

I do not either hold out or refuse to hold out such a hope.

Back to
Forward to