§ 94. Mr. Willey
asked the Minister of Food the latest available period, the non-take up of rationed foodstuffs given separately for each foodstuff, and expressed as amounts, percentages and in number of rations.
§ Major Lloyd George
The following table shows the extent to which deliveries of rationed foods to the trade during the four weeks ended 26th December are estimated to have fallen short of entitlement and, as an arithmetical calculation, the number of rations which the short-fall represents. The entitlement includes, in addition to the rations of domestic consumers, the allowances to catering establishments and institutions, and in the case of meat, the butchers' manufacturing242W allowance, which are not separately distinguishable. Non-take-up of domestic rations cannot be isolated.
UNDER-DELIVERIES OF RATION FOODS DURING THE FOUR WEEKS ENDED 26TH DECEMBER, 1953 Commodity '000 tons Per cent. Equivalent rations (millions) Bacon* 4.1 11 6.0 Meat 2.5 2 1.3 Butter 0.5 3 1.5 Margarine 3.8 11 6.7 Cooking Fat 1.3 10 5.7 Cheese 5.3 24 14.5 * Deliveries of unrationed Category C bacon were 7.4 thousand tons.