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Bottled Beer (Long-Distance Trains)

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 24 March 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the shortage of bottled beer on long-distance trains; what steps are being taken to ensure adequate supplies; and whether this shortage is any way due to the diversion of barley suitable for brewing for mixing with flour?

I have no reason to believe that the availability of bottled beer in restaurant cars on long-distance trains differs from its availability generally. The reply to the last part of the Question is "No, Sir."

Will my hon. Friend make sure that there is an increased supply of bottled beer?

Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the difficulty of obtaining food on long-distance trains?