HC Deb 20 September 1948 vol 456 cc23-4W
107. Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Food why the ration books just issued cover only eleven four-week periods instead of the usual thirteen periods of four weeks.

Mr. Strachey

The Rationing Year 1948–49 will end in May so that in future the distribution of new ration books and all the work which it brings to retailers and Food Offices will be completed well before the Summer holiday season.