HC Deb 21 November 1945 vol 416 c542W
Mr. J. Hudson

asked the Minister of Food why his Department has expressed the desire that plentiful supplies of gin should be available for Christmas.

Sir Ben Smith

In making my plans for the first postwar Christmas I expressed the wish that adequate supplies of beer, spirits and wines, amongst other things, should if possible, be made available for the Christmas period, and my Department accordingly asked the trade, including the distributors of gin, to arrange, if they could, for supplementary supplies to be made available.