HC Deb 23 February 1948 vol 447 c284W
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.

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