HC Deb 12 February 1947 vol 433 c61W
71. Captain Crowder

asked the Minister of Food if, over a period, he will arrange to issue a definite proportion of the cooking fat ration in pure lard, as no lard has been available to housewives for many months.

Dr. Summerskill

The cooking fat ration has to be supplied in the form of lard or of compound cooking fat, according to what is available. Lard has been very scarce in recent months. I hope the supply will improve somewhat but I am afraid we cannot guarantee to distribute it in any specified proportion.