§ 24. Mr. W. Shepherd
asked the Minister of Food the average calorific intake of the population, after making allowances for special categories such as miners and young children.
§ Mr. Strachey
I am afraid that it is not possible to calculate such a figure, since to do so it would be necessary to make a number of unverifiable assumptions about such things as the number of meals taken in catering establishments and the amount of unrationed food consumed by different sections of the population.