§ Mr. ALDEN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, according to the Army Council's Instruction No. 650, of 10th June, 1918, a soldier, not a member of an Expeditionary Force, if granted four days' leave, is entitled to two meat coupons only, and no coupons for butter, lard, or sugar, and consequently has to live while on the four days' leave without these three rationed foods, unless his family or his friends supply him; and whether he will take steps to place the soldier on a level with the civilian by means of an emergency card?
§ Mr. FORSTER
A soldier who is not a member of an Expeditionary Force, if granted four days' leave, is entitled to four meat coupons, of which three are for butchers' meat only. The issue of half-coupons for butter, lard, and sugar, for 47W soldiers on leave for periods not exceeding four days has been suggested to the Ministry of Food.