Sir G. Fox asked
the Minister of Food when it will be possible to raise the present rations of agricultural workers and coal-miners to the present ration level of the British soldier, which has more than twice the calorie value of the civilian ration.
§ Sir B. Smith
Domestic rations will be increased for everyone as soon as the supply position permits. It would be contrary to general policy to raise the rations for any particular category of workers, as this could only be done at the expense of the remainder of the community. As regards the latter part of the Question, the hon. Member's suggestion that the soldier's ration has double the calorie value of the civilian ration is entirely without foundation.