§ 87. Mr. Llewellyn
asked the Minister of Food whether he will now permit old age pensioners to exchange sweet points for extra sugar as they find the present ration of sugar inadequate.
§ Mr. Webb
This idea of a sugar-sweet exchange is undoubtedly attractive. I have already considered it very carefully in the hope that I could make it a general arrangement. But my inquiries have shown—as I have said many times and as recently as 8th November outlined to the hon. Member for Westmorland (Mr. Vane)—that it just will not work. I regret that these reasons apply with equal force to the proposed transfer scheme for old age pensioners, suggested by the two hon. Gentlemen.