HC Deb 03 February 1947 vol 432 cc277-8W
35. Sir G. Fox

asked the Minister of Food why butchers who gave extra meat on emergency cards at Christmas have not been able to recoup the extra meat for the following week from the Food Office; if he is aware that one small country butcher lost 80 rations; and that this practice will stop emergency card holders getting extra rations next time a similar concession is made.

Mr. Strachey

Extra supplies of meat were allocated to butchers before Christmas to enable them to supply the increased ration to holders of temporary ration cards as well as to registered customers. These allocations have been generally adequate, but if any butcher is unable to meet the legitimate demands of his customers because of the Christmas arrangements, he should get in touch with the local deputy meat agent, who can make further supplies available where really justified.