HC Deb 02 May 1949 vol 464 c35W
33. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Food if he will now make a statement on the experiment for which he granted a licence to Jarrow whereby old people unable to stand in queues for unrationed food are being provided with a prepared uncooked meal of meat, vegetables and dessert delivered to their homes at a total cost of 8d.; and whether he is now prepared to issue licences to other local authorities.

Dr. Summerskill

As the experiment only began last week, it is too early to say how it is working. I think it would be as well to watch the progress of the experiment for some little time before issuing similar licences to other local authorities.