HC Deb 03 November 1947 vol 443 c140W
40. Mr. Spence

asked the Minister of Food what is the calorie intake per head shown by his most recent dietary survey; and what was the figure for the nearest corresponding date last year.

Dr. Summerskill

The most recent survey results are for July, 1947, which show an average intake of 2,287 calories for working class households from food eaten at home. The figure for July. 1946. was 2,282 calories.