HC Deb 20 September 1948 vol 456 cc20-1W
90. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Food whether, in view of the effect of the recent change in the jam ration on consumers who take sugar instead of jam and in order to encourage home jam-making, he will now permanently increase the sugar ration or grant further extra rations of sugar.

Mr. Strachey

We shall, of course, increase the distribution of sugar as soon as we can afford to buy extra supplies.

93. Mr. F. Harris

asked the Minister of Food to what extent stocks of sugar in the country are in excess of current average consumption requirements; and if he will now consider easing the domestic ration, restoring the cuts to food manufacturers, and increasing the sweets ration.

Mr. Strachey

Stocks of sugar are not, unfortunately, in excess of current consumption requirements.

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