HC Deb 07 August 1919 vol 119 c567W

asked the Food Controller whether it is proposed to re-issue ration cards next month; and, if so, whether, in view of the inconvenience that would be caused owing to a large number of families being away on holidays, he will consider postponing bringing this system into operation until 1st October if the state of food supplies permits?


The re-issue of ration cards was held over until September in order to avoid the general holiday season. As it is of urgent importance to establish a stricter control of distribution without delay, I am unable to agree to any postponement.