HC Deb 12 December 1945 vol 417 c578W
Lieutenant W. Shepherd

asked the Minister of Food if he will consider reducing the points value on suet in order to avoid this material going bad in the shops.

Sir B. Smith

I would refer the hon. member to the replies given today to the hon. Members for Sutton Coldfield (Sir J. Mellor) and Evesham (Mr. De la Bère) and add that shredded suet forms part of the domestic cooking fat ration and is not obtainable against the surrender of points.

Sir J. Mellor

asked the Minister of Food whether he will take steps to ensure that any surplus suet is distributed to consumers before Christmas.

Sir B. Smith

If, as I assume, the hon. Member is referring to shredded suet, the answer is that on account of the shortage of oils and fats I am unable to authorise the sale of this commodity ration free. Any quantity which may be surplus to immediate requirements will be needed after Christmas.: