HC Deb 06 June 1940 vol 361 c1010W
Mr. G. Griffiths

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether the Food Rationing (Special Diets) Advisory Committee of the Medical Research Council have given any further advice on the effect of rationing in special invalid cases?

Mr. Boothby

Yes, Sir. The Food Rationing (Special Diets) Advisory Committee have recommended that extra sugar rations should be allowed to those suffering from spontaneous hypoglycaemia and extra meat rations, in exchange for the butter ration, to those suffering from steatorrhoea (coeliac disease and tropical sprue). The necessary arrangements will be made as soon as possible.