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Tuberculosis Patients (Rations)

Volume 388: debated on Wednesday 7 April 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether arrangements can be made for an extra allowance of butter and bacon for persons suffering from broncho-consumption?

The nutritional needs of persons suffering from various types of tuberculosis have received and will continue to receive close attention by the Food Rationing (Special Diets) Advisory Committee, by whom my Noble Friend is guided on all matters affecting the dietary of invalids. After consultation with other bodies closely concerned with the care and treatment of persons suffering from the disease, the committee have advised that the existing scale of rationed foods is adequate to the needs of such persons. My Noble Friend would not, therefore, feel justified in granting the extra allowances suggested by my hon. Friend.