HC Deb 19 February 1951 vol 484 cc128-9W
Mr. Llewellyn

asked the Minister of Food whether, in view of improving world supplies of sugar, he will now enable old age pensioners to exchange sweet points for extra sugar; and whether he will give an estimate of how much this concession would involve.

Mr. Webb

As I told the hon. Member on 13th November last, this proposal, although at first sight an attractive one, has many practical difficulties. I hope, however, that he will agree that the recent increase in the sugar ration and the six sugar bonuses announced today, will materially relieve the difficulties of old age pensioners.

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