HC Deb 19 February 1947 vol 433 cc177-8W
72. Mr. J. Morrison

asked the Minister of Food how many anonymous letters are on average received each month by his Department about rationing offences being committed by named individuals; and what action his Department takes over such anonymous communications.

Dr. Summerskill

Anonymous letters are received from time to time and contain allegations of offences other than those against the Rationing Orders. No specific record is kept. Any action taken on a letter would depend on its character and nature. If it was sufficiently categorical to justify examination (and few anonymous letters are of such value), inquiries would be made.