§ Mr. WING
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food if he will give instructions to the local food committees that the wives and dependants of soldiers and old age pensioners be served at separate depots, as such action would greatly relieve the minds of soldiers at home and abroad?
§ Mr. CLYNES
I fear that it is not practicable to make the arrangement proposed in the question. The Food Controller, however, hopes that the introduction of local rationing schemes under the Order of 22nd December will go far to mitigate the hardships which, he is aware, have lately been experienced by the persons mentioned in the question as well as by other classes of the population during recent weeks.