HC Deb 06 November 1940 vol 365 c1366W
Mr. Lipson

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food why churches and chapels are unable to obtain reasonable quantities of rationed foods for teas in connection with bazaars and sales of work, whereas these are easily obtained for dances and other social functions; and will he discontinue the present discrimination against religious bodies?

Major Lloyd George

My Noble Friend regrets that in present circumstances he would not feel justified in sanctioning the additional call upon available supplies of rationed foods which would occur if permission were given for sales outside the ration at bazaars or sales of work arranged by churches and similar organisations, and he suggests that use should be made of unrationed foods for that purpose. There is no ground for the suggestion that rationed foods are easily obtained at dances or other functions except to the extent to which they are provided by caterers from the resources available to them in their normal business.

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