§ Mr. Perkins
asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that a recent official estimate showed a 4 per cent. increase in the population of the Stroud Valleys; that this figure does not include a large number of people who have come into the district on emergency ration cards unknown to the local authorities; and whether he will take immediate steps to increase the unrationed foods.
§ Colonel Llewellin
The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes, Sir"; in addition the number of persons who went into the district with emergency ration cards was substantial. Arrangements were, however, made so that the distribution of both rationed and unrationed foods was adjusted with the least possible delay.