HC Deb 10 September 1941 vol 374 c193W
Colonel Carver

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food how it is proposed to distribute the two lbs. of onions per person in the coming winter; and whether adequate steps have been taken to preserve perishable food of this kind prior to distributing?

Major Lloyd George

The National Vegetable Marketing Company has arranged for the home-grown onion crop and imported supplies of onions to be distributed through the normal channels of trade in accordance with their reservation scheme as and when supplies become available. The Company will also arrange for accommodation to be provided where storage is necessary prior to distribution.

Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in view of the rationing of onions, people will be expected to take the onions when the retailer insists, or whether they will be allowed to purchase them when they need them?

Major Lloyd George

Consumers will be asked to take up their total reservation as soon as the retailer has received his supplies.

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