HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 cc225-6W
54. Mrs. Castle

asked the Minister of Food what percentage of the custard powder available for distribution during the past six months was allocated to catering establishments and what percentage to retail shops.

Mr. Strachey

About 10 per cent. of all the custard and blancmange powder distributed was allocated to priority catering establishments—industrial canteens, hospitals, schools and other places providing essential meals. I am afraid I cannot give a precise figure for commercial caterers, but it is certainly less than 5 per cent.; at least 85 per cent., therefore, goes to the housewife.

Forward to