HC Deb 16 February 1920 vol 125 cc541-2W

asked the Minister of Food whether it is proposed to increase the sugar ration to individuals at an early date; whether there is a prospect of increased supplies of imported butter; and whether His Majesty's Government will be in a position to decontrol these essential commodities at an early date?


I cannot at present indicate the date when it will be possible to effect an increase in the domestic sugar ration. Nor can I hold out any prospect of increased supplies of imported butter at a reasonable price. It will be necessary to continue some measure of control in respect of both sugar and butter so long as there is a world shortage of these commodities.