HC Deb 13 March 1947 vol 434 cc227-8W
62. Mr. Messer

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if vegetarian prisoners in His Majesty's prisons are allowed the additional ration of cheese to which they would be entitled in normal circumstances.

Mr. Ede

In this matter prisons are subject to the general rules of the Ministry of Food applying to all institutions or catering establishments under which no extra ration of cheese for vegetarians resident in such an establishment is allowed unless the proportion of vegetarians to other residents is so great as to justify special treatment. The Prison Commissioners are able to adjust the total issue of cheese so as to provide eight ounces a week for vegetarians in prison.

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