§ 67. Mr. Janner
asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that schools growing fruit are allowed to draw up to 4 lb. of sugar per pupil to enable their produce to be made into jam; and whether he will give an estimate of the sugar distributed to grant this concession.
§ Mr. Webb
Only schools which are licensed as catering establishments or institutions may receive sugar for making jam. The quantity allowed is 1 lb. of sugar for 1 lb. of fruit. The figure of 4 lb. of sugar for each child taking meals at the school is a maximum. I am afraid that the information asked for in the last part of the Question is not readily available.
§ Mr. Janner
Could my right hon. Friend say whether he would extend this concession—I appreciate that a concession has been made—to housewives who are growing their own fruit?