HC Deb 26 November 1952 vol 508 c428
1. Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Food whether he has any further statement to make regarding the allocation of sweets off the ration to children to celebrate the Coronation of Her Majesty next June; and whether these arrangements will include allocations to organisers of bona fide children's street parties.

The Minister of Food (Major Lloyd George)

The arrangements provide for an allocation for every child, which would be available to any bona fide organisation intending to present Coronation souvenirs to children.

Mr. Lewis

May I thank the Minister for that reply and ask him if I am to understand that, as does happen in London and other big towns, those who run the children's street parties will be able to make application for sweets off the ration to be given to the kiddies while they are having their tea in the streets?

Major Lloyd George

In individual cases of that sort, the best thing would be for the organisers to get in touch with their local food office.