HC Deb 28 June 1950 vol 476 c2282
49. Mr. De la Bere

asked the Minister of Food whether, in view of the large increases in supplies of butter now available, he will consider de-rationing it forthwith.

Mr. Webb

No, Sir. There is certainly not enough for me to do this yet.

Mr. De la Bère

Is the Minister aware that I am not accustomed to taking "No" for an answer? Is he further aware that there is now enough butter for everybody and that there is no longer any justification for rationing? Is it not a fact also that the Minister knows it to be the case, although he does not like it, and that he cannot find a suitable answer?

Mr. Webb

I can think of many suitable answers but I cannot give any of them at the present time.

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