HC Deb 23 July 1952 vol 504 c35W
66. Mr. F. Willey

asked the Minister of Food what inquiries are made to ascertain the consumption of rationed and other controlled foodstuffs by the various social groups; and what those inquiries indicate, regarding those foodstuffs separately, at the latest available date.

Major Lloyd George

The best information available is that provided by the sample inquiries made under the National Food Survey for the quarter ended 31st March. This indicates that all social groups took up their full rations with the exception of bacon; for which the highest social group took up 93 per cent. of their ration entitlement and the lowest 98 per cent.

For eggs, the Survey indicates that the average consumption varied from 3 per person per week in the lowest social group to nearly 3¾ in the highest social group and for milk from just over 4½ to 6 pints per week.