HC Deb 28 February 1918 vol 103 cc1563-4W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, under the new rationing system, any provision has been made for Irishmen coming to Great Britain on business and obliged to remain for an uncertain and indefinite period; as in the case of Irish Members of Parliament and Irish business and professional men, in view of the fact that no registration or rationing system except for sugar is in operation in Ireland; and, if so, what is the nature of the provision; and, if not, whether some such provision will be made forthwith?


: Irishmen visiting the area of the London and Home Counties Rationing Scheme for less than four days can obtain meat meals at a hotel, club or restaurant on signing a declaration that they hold no ration card and are not sub- ject to national registration. After four days they will require an emergency card, which is to be obtained from the Food Office of the district in which they are staying. In the special case of Members of this House arrangements are being made for the issue of emergency cards on the premises of the House.