HC Deb 06 December 1939 vol 355 cc676-7W
Miss Rathbone

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he has noted the results of the recent test taken by the British Institute of Public Opinion on the subject of rationing, showing that 60 per cent. of those questioned approved the proposed Government system, 28 per cent. were unfavourable, and 12 per cent. were neutral; and whether, in view of this favourable opinion, he will consider extending the system to other commodities in which there is a risk of ultimate shortage?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, the hon. Member may be assured that the subject is kept constantly under review.

Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether it is intended to provide bigger rations for growing children than for very old persons; and, if so, what are the proportions?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I would refer the hon. Member to my reply on 8th November to questions on this subject by the hon. Members for Frome (Mrs. Tate) and Llanelly (Mr. J. Griffiths).