HC Deb 31 January 1949 vol 460 c194W
41. Sir G. Fox

asked the Minister of Food what are the present arrangements for distributing food parcels which are sent to this country for the benefit of aged people; and what procedure there is under which aged people in any particular district can apply for consideration in this matter.

Dr. Summerskill

The gifts of food sent in bulk are distributed by the local authorities working in close conjunction with representatives of the churches and organisations concerned with welfare work like the Red Cross and W.V.S. The local mayors and councils take a great deal of trouble to see that the most needy people get these gifts. They are always ready to consider an individual case if details are submitted to them.