HC Deb 18 November 1946 vol 430 cc22-3W
67. Mr. G. Jeger

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware of the shortage of porridge oats and golden syrup in the Eastleigh district, Hampshire; and if he will take the necessary action to improve distribution.

Mr. Strachey

Supplies of milled oats were temporarily reduced as a result of the adverse harvesting conditions but oats are now being released from Ministry stocks to supplement the supplies from farms and increased quantities of porridge oats will shortly be available in all districts. Porridge oats are distributed under the points rationing scheme and I have no reason to think that the Eastleigh district of Hampshire is not receiving a fair share of available supplies. Allocations of golden syrup to the Eastleigh district have already been very substantially increased.

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