HC Deb 07 February 1945 vol 407 c2086W
Mr. Douglas

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty why men in the Navy who have saved sweets out of their ration for the purpose of making a present to their children and wives when going on leave have been prevented from taking the sweets ashore; and whether he will have this instruction rescinded as it has caused much dissatisfaction.

Mr. Alexander

This instruction applies only to seagoing ships. It is necessary because sweets, like tobacco, are supplied to such ships at duty-free prices on condition that they are consumed on board, and men going on leave cannot be allowed to take with them more than their own immediate requirements.