HC Deb 21 January 1941 vol 368 cc73-4W
Mr. Gledhill

asked the Secretary of State for War whether a reduction in the amount of the Army ration is being considered whilst the troops remain in this country?

Lieut.-Colonel Sir T. Moore

asked the Secretary of State for War whether it is proposed to reduce the standard rations for the troops at home; and, if so, to what extent, and in which commodities?

Captain Margesson

In addition to reductions in the quantities of bread, meat, bacon, tea and sugar made last year, a, reduction from 10 ounces to eight ounces was made in the daily meat ration from 6th January, and a reduction will be made from 12 ounces to 10 ounces in the daily bread ration and from 2½ ounces to two ounces in the daily flour ration at the beginning of February.

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