HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 cc189-90W
77. Mr. Keeling

asked the Minister of Food if he will specify the foods of which members of the W.R.N.S., A T.S. and W.A.A.F., fed in messes, still receive larger rations than miners, exclusive of canteen supplies.

Mr. Strachey

Compared with foods supplied to miners on the household ration members of the Women's Services receive larger rations of meat, bacon, sugar and margarine. However, special arrangements are made for miners to be supplied with substantial additional supplies of rationed foods through pithead canteens especially by means of packed meals and any comparison which ignores this is bound to give a false impression.