HC Deb 22 March 1948 vol 448 cc284-5W
69. Mr. J. S. C. Reid

asked the Minister of Food what is the value of the food imported in 1938 and 1947 and proposed to be imported in the first half of 1948 from the sterling area, hard currency areas, and medium and soft currency areas, respectively.

Dr. Summerskill

The values of imports of food and feedingstuffs from these three areas in the three periods mentioned are estimated to be as follows:

dairymen are informed of their duties in this respect;

(2) whether milk grids cut from R.B.12 should be dated before being presented to dairymen, and whether this should be done by the customer, the retailer, or the food office;

(3) what instructions have been issued by which retailers are ordered to supply milk against milk grids from the 2½ per cent. margin; and where these instructions may be found.

Dr. Summerskill

Retailers are permitted to supply unregistered customers holding valid temporary ration documents R.B.12 and are required to give priority to such customers who are also priority consumers. They have been informed, individually by notice, that the marginal allowance is partly intended to cover these supplies. No instructions have been given to retailers or public to mark, date or cut out the grids.