§ 74 Mr. Follick
asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that towards the end of the last four allocation periods there has been such a scarcity of children's sweets obtainable in the Loughborough district that children have had to forego a part of their coupons; and if he will look into the distribution of children's sweets in that area in order to ensure that suitable sweets may be obtainable towards the end of the period to which the coupons belong.
§ Dr. Summerskill
Nearly all the sweets now being_ manufactured are suitable for children. There has been no general shortage in the Loughborough district, but immediately after Christmas there was an unusually large proportion of plain block chocolate, with a corresponding scarcity of other varieties. The position has now improved and there is a greater choice of sweets available.