HC Deb 03 December 1941 vol 376 cc1144-5W
Mr. Daggar

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction that exists among outdoor manual workers employed by local authorities regarding the ration of cheese; and whether he is prepared to reconsider an additional allowance to these workmen, especially as they perform work of a heavy character?

Major Lloyd George

I am not aware of any general dissatisfaction among the employees of local authorities regarding the ration of cheese. As I have stated on previous occasions, the special cheese ration is not in respect of heavy work. It is designed for groups of workers who cannot take advantage of any catering facilities and require to take suitable food for their luncheon with them. In the selection of these categories the Ministry have the benefit of the advice of representatives of workers' organisations, who support the present arrangements, and I regret that special rations cannot be extended to any of the workers in question not already covered by the existing scheme.