HL Deb 09 January 1918 vol 27 cc409-10

LORD LAMINGTON had the following Question on the Paper—

To ask whether, in view of the Food Controller's statement that a system of compulsory rationing will be almost certainly introduced, His Majesty's Government will lay before Parliament the proposed scheme in accordance with the statement made on November 20 of last year by the Food Controller that he would see whether this House could be given the opportunity of considering the scheme before it became operative.

The noble Lord said: My Lords, having received a request from the Food Controller, Lord Rhondda, to postpone this Question, I beg to do so.