HC Deb 01 May 1950 vol 474 c155W
79. Miss Burton

asked the Minister of Food what steps he is taking to improve The inadequate arrangements for the issue of ration books in Coventry.

Mr. Webb

We could not get all the accommodation we should have liked for the distribution of ration books in Coventry; and this has unfortunately caused some queueing. We are doing all we can to reduce the time of waiting by drafting in extra staff at busy times and I think the arrangements are working reasonably well. More than 121,000 ration books were issued in the first nine days as against 103,000 in the same period last year. If there is any further difficulty perhaps my hon. Friend will get in touch with me.

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