HC Deb 13 February 1946 vol 419 cc106-7W
Lieutenant W. Shepherd

asked the Minister of Food if, in view of the improved oils and, fats position, he will now announce the end of soap rationing.

Sir B. Smith

I am afraid the hon. Member has been misinformed about the oils and fats position. There is, I am sorry to say, no prospect of my being able to bring the soap rationing scheme to an end at an early date

Mrs. Castle

asked the Minister of Food if he will make an extra issue of soap next month, in order to enable housewives to do their spring cleaning.

Sir B. Smith

I am afraid that the shortage of raw materials rules out any increase in the soap ration for spring cleaning.

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