HC Deb 12 March 1941 vol 369 cc1297-8W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, as it requires more essential food-stuffs to enable a man to produce iron and steel than is necessary for the typing of letters, he will reconsider the present rationing system with a view to introducing one on the basis of need?

Major Lloyd George

As far as the foods now rationed are concerned, my Noble Friend sees no reason to depart from the existing system. The question of differential rations for different sections of the community is, however, kept constantly under review.