§ Colonel Wedgwood
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the cost per month of food rationing; how much of the work is voluntary and unpaid; and whether any estimate was agreed with the Treasury before rationing was decided on?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
The cost of rationing cannot readily be separated from the other administrative expenses of the Ministry of Food, and I am not in a position at the present time to put forward a reliable estimate. In some areas, much work in this connection has been done on a voluntary basis. I should like to take this opportunity of expressing my appreciation of these services.