HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 c62W
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.