HC Deb 20 February 1946 vol 419 cc238-9W
Captain G. Jeger

asked the Minister of Food whether extra rations of cheese can be made available for gas main layers, who often have to work in remote areas at a considerable distance from their homes.

Sir B. Smith

The grant of the special ration of cheese is restricted to well-defined categories of workers permanently employed under conditions which require them to take a packed meal with them to their work each day. I am advised that this is not the general position in regard to gas main layers, and I cannot therefore accept my hon. Friend's suggestion