HC Deb 10 November 1943 vol 393 c1162W
Sir L. Lyle

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that soldiers in the London district are obliged to draw their chocolate ration from their local N.A.A.F.I., which generally is unable to supply more than a small proportion of the ration in chocolate, whereas civilians in London have at present no difficulty in getting their full ration; and whether, in future, soldiers may be permitted to draw their ration of chocolate from the shop of their choice and not be confined to a N.A.A.F.I.?

Sir J. Grigg

The effect of the frequent movement of Service personnel on retailers' stocks cannot be predicted and allowed for and it is therefore impossible to include members of the Services in the civilian rationing scheme. A bulk allocation is therefore made to the Services and this is distributed by N.A.A.F.I. I am not aware that in general Service personnel are, within the limits of N.A.A.F.I. zoning, less able than civilians to buy chocolate and I regret that I cannot see my way to changing the present system.