§ Mr. J. Morrison
asked the Secretary of State for War if he has considered the complaints of bad quality vegetables and sometimes of milk as supplied to members of the Control Commission in Germany and their families; and if he will take steps to improve the position in this matter.
§ Mr. Shinwell
Members of the Control Commission and their families are fed from Army sources and receive the same scale of rations as the Army in Germany. Neither vegetables nor fresh milk can be purchased from Germany for Army rations. Vegetables, which are of first-class quality when purchased, are obtained from Holland and sent several times weekly by passenger train and issued as quickly as possible. Tinned or powdered milk only is issued. This is supplied by the Ministry of Food and is similar to that on sale in the United Kingdom. If individual tins prove to be unfit for use, these can always be exchanged at the issuing depôt or unit on application. I understand that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs has received some complaints about this matter and he is having them sent to my Department for investigation.