HC Deb 17 March 1947 vol 435 cc11-2W
42. Mr. J. Morrison

asked the Minister of Food by how many calories will the miners' ration be augmented; and how much food and bread would it require to bring the food of the agricultural worker to the same standard.

Mr. Strachey

It is impossible to say how many calories will be provided by the increased allocations of ingredients for manufactured foods to coal mining and other formally depressed areas, since the amount of the increase varies from one area to another, and the foodstuffs concerned form only part of the final product.

64. Mr. Baker White

asked the Minister of Food the amount of meat per year that would be required to give an additional ration of half a pound of meat per week to all regular agricultural workers.

Mr. Strachey

About 10,700 tons.

Mr. Edward Davies

asked the Minister of Food whether North Staffordshire is included in the mining areas which are to receive the extra food supplies recently announced.

Mr. Strachey

The following areas of North Staffordshire will benefit from the increased allocations of certain foodstuffs which are being made to coal mining and other areas: the County Borough of Stoke-on-Trent; the Urban Districts of Kidsgrove and Biddulph; the Borough and Rural District of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Mr. Stubbs

asked the Minister of Food if he will extend the extra food ration to farmworkers to farriers engaged on agricultural work.

Mr. Strachey

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on 6th March by the Prime Minister to a Question by the hon. Member for Canterbury (Mr. Baker White).