§ Sir R. Ross
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that in some country districts of Northern Ireland the population rely on bacon and little meat is eaten; and whether, in view of these facts, he will allow bacon to be issued in lieu of meat when desired by the coupon holders?
§ Mr. Boothby
My Noble Friend regrets that rationing must inevitably interfere with the customary choice of food in certain areas. He does not consider that it is necessary or practicable to adopt my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion, in view of the large proportion of bacon and ham which is unrationed and of the difficulties of supply and distribution which would be involved.