HC Deb 27 July 1950 vol 478 c136W
Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

asked the Minister of Food whether, when he makes a public announcement that he proposes to give the housewife an extra sugar allowance, he will give prior warning to the various sections of the trade in order to avoid the extra work involved before the increase is officially notified to the trade.

Mr. Webb

I am bound to give the trade advance notice so that the sugar may be moved into the shops and I think the housewife should be told at the same time. I will, however, lay emphasis in future on the date from which consumers are entitled to draw the bonus.

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