HC Deb 11 April 1918 vol 104 c1649W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food if he can make any further statement in regard to extra food rations for those engaged in heavy work; and, if so, whether such rations will be calculated proportionately to the exhausting nature of the occupation and the number of hours worked?


Full instructions were sent some weeks ago to food committees as to the grant of supplementary rations to persons engaged on bodily work, and supplementary ration cards have been, of are being, issued by committees accordingly. These authorise the holder to purchase a supplementary ration of 10 ozs. of bacon or an equivalent amount of other meat (excluding butcher's meat) per week. No distinction is being made in the amount of the ration as between different classes of men engaged on bodily work. In addition to the general supplementary ration, special arrangements have been made to allow the purchase of an additional meat meal in the case of men who, after completing a full day's work, continue to work during a substantial portion of the night.

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