HC Deb 13 February 1946 vol 419 c101W
Flight-Lieutenant Haire

asked the Minister of Food when an allocation of bananas can be expected in London and the Home Counties.

Sir B. Smith

London should have its share of bananas from a ship due to arrive on 4th March. The bananas will be distributed as soon as they have ripened. The part of the Home Counties that has not already received an allocation should also have its share of bananas in March.

Mr. Murray

asked the Minister of Food when there is a distribution of bananas in the county of Durham whether he has made any provision for invalids over 18 years of age to receive such allocation; or if he will now consider making such provision.

Sir B. Smith

The county of Durham will receive an allocation of bananas from a shipment which is due to arrive at Garston Docks on 18th February. I regret that supplies will not at the present time permit any extension of the existing arrangements which restrict supplies to the holders of Ration Books R.B.2 and R.B.4. A supply of dehydrated bananas is available to those suffering from coeliac disease.

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