HC Deb 24 July 1946 vol 426 cc9-10W
80. Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that his Department promised, on 19th May, 1943, that favourable consideration would be given to reducing the size of sugar sacks from two to one cwt.; and, in view of the frequent cases of rupture to men handling heavy weights, what steps nave been taken to implement that promise.

Dr. Summerskill

It has been possible to remove the restriction on the delivery in one cwt. sacks of sugar for domestic consumption in certain areas; in other areas 55 per cent. of the sugar handled is packed in one cwt. sacks or in smaller packs. My right hon. Friend will do what he can to extend the use of one cwt. sacks and smaller packs.