HC Deb 24 July 1946 vol 426 cc11-2W
86. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Food how many extra ration cards will be necessary following on the introduction of bread rationing.

Dr. Summerskill

Two extra ration cards will be used to supplement the coupons in the ration books. Approximately 28 million of these cards will be needed to increase the household rations of approximately 18 million persons.

89. Wing-Commander Hulbert

asked the Minister of Food if he will consider granting doctors in country districts an extra allowance of bread to compensate for the difficulties they experience in obtaining meal? at regular hours.

Dr. Sutnmerskill

My right hon. Friend regrets that he is anable to adopt this suggestion.

92. Mr. Randall

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that bakers are applying for catering licences and informing customers that they will be able to supply them with bread-cakes off the ration so long as they are buttered or have some other filling; and if he will take steps to prevent such traffic.

Dr. Summerskill

My right hon. Friend is not aware of the situation mentioned by my hon. Friend, but he is satisfied that the regulations governing the issue of catering licences would be adequate to meet it.

100. Mr. Sparks

asked the Minister of Food if he will make a statement upon the progress of the bread-rationing scheme.

Dr. Summerskill

The bread rationing scheme was put into full operation on 21st July, 1946. It is too early yet to report upon its progress.