HC Deb 15 July 1941 vol 373 c477W
Captain Strickland

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in view of the unsatisfactory distribution of unrationed foods, chocolates, cigarettes and other tobacco, he will place all such articles, as may be suitable, on the rationed list, making them obtainable only at the source selected by the coupon holder?

Major Lloyd George:

My Noble Friend has already announced that he will introduce appropriate schemes for rationing such further foodstuffs as may be suitable and that he is prepared to depart, if necessary, from the established rationing procedure for this purpose. It is not in the public interest that I should specify the articles which will be amongst those to which rationing may be extended. My right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade is not prepared to consider the rationing of cigarettes and tobacco at the present time.

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