§ Miss J. Lee
asked the Minister of Food the number of men in His Majesty's Forces in Great Britain and their total weekly allocation of meat; the number of women in His Majesty's Forces in Great Britain and their total weekly allo- 1168W cation of meat; and the number of miners in Great Britain and their total weekly allocation of meat.
§ Sir B. Smith
As regards the first and second parts of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the Service Departments, as my Department merely meets their bulk demands. As regards the third part, the weekly meat ration for all adult civilians, including miners, is 1s. 2d. In addition to the domestic ration miners can obtain meals in pithead canteens, which, like canteens in other industries where the conditions are particularly exacting, receive twice the meat allowance of ordinary catering establishments. I would refer my hon. Friend to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Fuel and Power for information of the number of miners in Great Britain.