HC Deb 26 July 1950 vol 478 cc460-1
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?

Mr. Webb

We do that regularly. Only a few days ago we gave to housewives another bonus of one pound per ration book to enable them to make jam of their fruit.