HC Deb 30 September 1942 vol 383 cc801-2W
Mr. Boothby

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what arrangements have been made with regard to the issue of rations to bona fide fishermen and, in particular, to those who fish from varying ports?

Mr. Mabane

Fishermen who normally remain at sea for a number of days and nights at a stretch are given the weekly seamen's ration book R.B.6. Other fishermen have the general ration book and may be granted the special cheese ration. If, however, they are at sea for spells of more than eight hours and cannot make use of shore canteens, the crew as a whole may obtain, instead of the special cheese ration, special allowances of rationed foods, on the scale applicable to industrial canteens, for the preparation of meals when at sea. When the men are moving from port to port arrangements can be made for them to purchase the food at any convenient point.

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