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Civil Ration Scale

Volume 395: debated on Wednesday 1 December 1943

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1. The present ration period is 14 days.

2. Rations per period per head except where otherwise stated.


Males over 7 years(per day) 21
Children under 7 years(per day) 10½
Others(per day) 14

Egg powder
Frozen meat7*
Corned beef7

*Three times a week to all persons over 7. Children between 2 and 7 years receive half ration.

3. Certain commodities are issued on a reduced scale according to the number of persons in the family. For an average family of five persons the following is the scale, per ration period except where otherwise stated:

Coffee28 ozs.
Fats49 ozs.
Edible oil40 fluid ozs.
Tea7 ozs.

4. The following extra commodities were issued for an average family of five persons for the ration period beginning 15th November:

Boiled sweets24 ozs.
Sardines3 tins
Pea-nuts7 ozs.
Sweet biscuits7 ozs.
Jam3½ ozs.

Other extra commodities issued from time to time include marmalade, chocolate, dried fruit, helwa and cake.

5. Unrationed commodities which are for sale freely at controlled prices are:

  • Paste.
  • Dried milk.
  • Tinned fish.
  • Cocoa.
  • Local citrus fruit.
  • Locally slaughtered meat.
  • Locally produced eggs, poultry, rabbits, and cheese.—These items are expensive in view of short supply.
  • Arrangements have been made for the import of fresh eggs from Egypt.
  • Locally produced wine.
  • Galletti, a popular local pastry