HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 cc61-2W
71. Lieut.-Colonel Corbett

asked the Minister of Food if he will extend the special cheese ration to all working men whose employer can certify that they are unable to obtain food at home or at a canteen during working hours.

Mr. Strachey

After all, many workers who cannot return home for a meal or use a canteen, can use ordinary catering establishments; so I very much regret that I cannot make this concession.

76. Mr. N. Smith

asked the Minister of Food whether in view of the fact that lorry drivers distributing coal are allowed the extra cheese ration, he will now extend it to the lorry drivers doing the no less heavy work of distributing corn, feeding stuffs and fertilisers.

Mr. Strachey

Coal distributive workers are allowed the special cheese ration on the recommendation of the T.U.C. because the extremely dirty condition of their working clothes prevents them from using cafes and other catering establishments not for heavy work. I am afraid it cannot be extended.

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