HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 cc57-8W
59. Sir P. Macdonald

asked the Minister of Food whether, in order to avoid the possibility of injury to health caused by prolonged standing in queues, he will extend to women for a limited period after the birth of a child the shopping queue priority now granted to expectant mothers up to the time of the child's birth

Mr. Strachey

Queue priority is now given only to expectant mothers. It has no legal force and I am grateful to the trades and the public for the recognition they have accorded to it. I am afraid that it is hardly practicable to extend it.

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