HC Deb 24 October 1945 vol 414 cc2138-9W
Mr. Coldrick

asked the Minister of Food if he will consider relating the supply of points goods to the number of registrations for rationed goods held by each trader instead of relating it to commodities sold in the pre-war datum period.

Sir B. Smith

No, Sir. The proposal would destroy a large part of the flexibility for consumers purchasing at any shop, which is one of the merits of the points scheme. Moreover, there is no satisfactory relationship between the trade in points rationed foods and straight rationed foods.

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