§ 73. Mr. Weitzman
asked the Minister of Food, whether he is aware that applicants for ration books, emergency card6 and assistance, are kept waiting for a considerable time at local offices before receiving attention; and whether he will take steps to see that these matters are dealt with more expeditiously.
§ Mr. Strachey
I am afraid some waiting at times is unavoidable but I will do anything possible to mitigate the delays. Food Office staffs are working hard under heavy pressure and accommodation is often a limiting factor, but if my hon. Friend will let me know of particular cases that have come to his notice, I will have them investigated.