HC Deb 23 April 1951 vol 487 c15
34. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Food whether he will provide an extra tea ration to chronic invalids.

Mr. F. Willey

On these matters my right hon. Friend takes the advice of the Food Rationing (Special Diets) Advisory Committee of the Medical Research Council, who are of the opinion that there is no medical condition requiring extra rations of tea for its treatment.

Mr. Langford-Holt

Is the hon. Member aware that I have not based this Question on medical condition, but on the fact that a cup of tea is one of the few pleasures which this type of person can get? It would not mean much tea. Would he not reconsider the whole question?

Mr. Willey

In these matters I think we should accept the advice of those best able to advise us.

Mr. Garner-Evans

Will the hon. Gentleman accept the advice of his own Minister and remember that "A little of what you fancy does you good"?

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