HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 cc59-60W
65. Mr. Harrison

asked the Minister of Food whether, in view of his recent decision to extend the opportunities for the opening of restaurants and cafes that will have the necessary allocations of frying fats and oils, he will make a similar concession to the ordinary fish and potato fryer who supplies the poorer section of the people by extending the amount of oils and fats to this trade also.

Mr. Strachey

I would like to increase the supply of oils and fats to fish fryers and the percentage allocated to them has been maintained at a higher level than the allocations to other trade users of fats. I regret, however, that the supply of fats does not permit of any further increase of allocation to fish fryers.

66. Mr. Wyatt

asked the Minister of Food whether he can give any estimate of the amount of milk sold weekly over and above the ration entitlement.

Mr. Strachey

During September the quantity averaged a little less than 1½ million gallons weekly—that is some 7 per cent. of total sales.

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