HC Deb 24 May 1949 vol 465 c1040
27. Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Secretary of State for War the amount of the daily ration of food granted to every soldier at home and abroad, respectively.

Mr. Shinwell

I am sending the hon. and gallant Member this information.

Sir G. Jeffreys

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the ration, both at home and abroad, prior to the war was ¾ 1b. of meat and 1 1b. of bread per day, per man? Is not the present ration very much less than that and definitely insufficient to keep young men in the high physical condition necessary?

Mr. Shinwell

According to our information the physical condition of the men is excellent.