HC Deb 16 November 1917 vol 99 c737W

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?


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.

Back to
Forward to