§ Mr. Harvey
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether his attention has been called to the fact that the issue of new ration cards has been impeded by the fact that many citizens were not aware of the instructions given out on the wireless and announced in the advertisement columns in the Press, but in many cases not in the body of the newspapers; and whether, in the event of new instructions being issued, arrangements will be made for them to be brought to the attention of the public in post offices and in other ways?
§ Mr. Boothby
The methods adopted for conveying to the public the instructions for applying for new ration books were carefully chosen, and the response has on the whole been satisfactory. I understand that wide publicity was given in the editorial columns of the Press. I can assure my hon. Friend that the procedure on future occasions will be considered in the light of this experience.