HC Deb 07 March 1940 vol 358 c592W
Mr. G. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Food whether in view of the imminent introduction of meat rationing, he will provide diabetics with an extra allowance?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Yes, Sir. I have now been advised by the Food Rations (Special Diets) Advisory Committee of the Medical Research Council that diabetic patients both children and adults should be allowed one extra ration of butchers' meat in exchange for their sugar ration, this exchange to be made on presentation of a doctor's certificate stating that the patient suffers from diabetes mellitus. The necessary arrangements will be made as soon as possible.

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