HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 cc56-7W
54. Mr. Palmer

asked the Minister of Food if he will consider including meter readers and rent collectors among those entitled to an extra allowance of bread, since postmen and window cleaners are already included.

Mr. Strachey

I should not feel justified in including meter readers and rent collectors in the categories of workers eligible for the manual worker's bread ration.

55. Mr. W. J. Brown

asked the Minister of Food if he will consider including visiting officers of the Assistance Board in the category of workers eligible for extra bread unit coupons, in view of the fact that they are frequently in the course of their duties in areas where access to public restaurants is not possible, and therefore rely upon packet lunches during working hours.

Mr. Strachey

I regret that I cannot adopt this suggestion.

68. Mr. Walker-Smith

asked the Minister of Food what extra entitlement of bread in the rationing scheme is received by professional athletes, games players and coaches.

Mr. Strachey

None, Sir.

75. Mr. N. Smith

asked the Minister of Food the grounds on which his experts declined to recommend the extra bread ration for women cleaners at Messrs. Boot's chemical factory, at Beeston, Nottinghamshire.

Mr. Strachey

The application of women cleaners at Messrs. Boots Chemical Factory, at Beeston, was rejected because the occupation of factory cleaning is not included in the schedule of occupations agreed with the T.U.C. and the British Employers' Confederation, to which the manual workers' bread ration is granted; but the question of including this occupation has now been raised and will be considered.