HC Deb 20 November 1946 vol 430 cc114-5W
82. Mr. A. Edward Davies

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster the respective rations in calories in the U.S. and British zones in Germany; what is being done to achieve parity; and whether there is any imminent danger to maintaining supplies consequent on the U.S. decision to take no further action on behalf of foreign purchasers in her markets.

Mr. J. Hynd

In both zones the official ration for the normal consumer has stood at 1,550 calories since 14th October. There is great difficulty in meeting this scale in the British zone but not as a result of the U.S. Government decision to which my hon. Friend refers, which does not apply to grain, the only food we buy for Germany in the U.S.A.