HC Deb 12 December 1949 vol 470 c220W
75. Colonel Stoddart-Scott

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that Mr. Scott, White House, Bradford Row, Menston, near Leeds, who owns a confectionery shop, has insufficient stocks to meet the 6 oz. Christmas bonus, owing to the fact that he distributed during the off-ration period and did not build up stocks; and if he will consider issuing further points to enable Mr. Scott to satisfy this extra demand.

Dr. Summerskill

Over the country as a whole retailers will hold sufficient stocks to enable them to meet the extra Christmas ration without difficulty. But I cannot ensure that any particular retailer will have enough sweets to be able to sell the 6 oz. bonus during the Christmas ration period.