HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 c74W
77. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Food if he will extend the supplementary soap ration for babies beyond the present period of 12 months, in view of the fact that it is in the second year of their lives when they are at the crawling stage that their clothes need washing more frequently.

Dr. Summerskill

In view of the present shortage of fats, my right hon. Friend regrets that he is unable to adopt the hon. Member's suggestion, which would involve the expenditure of between three and four thousand additional tons of soap a year.