HC Deb 18 February 1953 vol 511 c1222
14. Mr. Nabarro

asked the Minister of Food the number of persons employed by his Department in the administration of sugar rationing; and what financial saving, in respect of salaries and overheads, would result from abolition of such rationing.

Major Lloyd George

About 300 staff are employed. If sugar rationing were abolished, the salary saving would be about £100,000. Other savings cannot be estimated.

Mr. Nabarro

Flushed with the great success of his earlier de-rationing measures, will my right hon. and gallant Friend bear in mind that the greatest single service he can perform to the housewives of this country is to de-ration sugar at the earliest possible moment, and further to extinguish himself and his Ministry?

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