HC Deb 20 November 1946 vol 430 c110W
Mr. Orr-Ewing

asked the Minister of Food whether he will arrange for an additional allowance of soap to be distributed on the ration to the Portishead district, in view of the exceptional hardness of the water, namely 58 degrees, in the existing supply.

Mr. Strachey

I regret that it is quite impossible to provide a larger ration of soap for people who live in areas where the water is exceptionally hard, because there is insufficient soap and it is administratively impracticable to issue differential rations on the basis of the type of water supplied to an area.