HC Deb 29 May 1941 vol 371 c2023W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Secretary of State for War the nature of the canned foods experiment now being made of providing the ration of certain smaller static units; and is economy the main reason for the step?

Captain Margesson

The experiment to which my hon. Friend refers follows the lines of the scheme recommended by the Select Committee on National Expenditure in paragraph 18 of their Twelfth Report and has been introduced for the reasons given in that paragraph.