§ Mr. BYRNE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food to what quantity of sugar each person is entitled; whether there is sufficient sugar in or coming into the country to give ¾lb. per head per week; and if he is aware that hundreds of persons failed to obtain supplies this week in Dublin?
§ Mr. CLYNES
The actual and prospective supplies of sugar are insufficient either to justify consumption for domestic purposes in excess of ½lb. per head per week, or to guarantee the supply of even this amount. I am aware that in Dublin, as elsewhere, hardship has been caused by unequal distribution of available supplies, but the Food Control Committee for Ireland are preparing a scheme which will, it is hoped, remedy this defect.