HC Deb 22 November 1950 vol 481 cc49-50W
65. Mr. Vane

asked the Minister of Food what is the estimated monthly increased amount of sugar needed in order to make half the present sweets ration coupons valid for either sweets or sugar.

Mr. Webb

The hon. Member has raised one of the difficulties which would make a sugar for sweets exchange unworkable; we have no means of knowing how many people would prefer sugar to sweets, and cannot therefore estimate how much sugar would be needed.

71. Mr. Black

asked the Minister of Food whether he is in a position to announce an increase in the sweet ration or preferably the end of sweet rationing.

Mr. Shinwell

Yes. The technical performance of all equipment falling into United Nations hands is carefully studied in relation to the performance of the corresponding British or United States equipment.

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