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Points Foods, Holiday Areas

Volume 436: debated on Wednesday 30 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Food on what basis unrationed foods and foods on points are allocated to Brighton; whether he is aware that 105.000 visitors entered Brighton by rail alone over Easter; and what steps he is taking to ensure that adequate supplies will be available at the Whitsun and summer holiday periods in view of the anticipated influx of visitors.

I do not control distribution of unrationed foods and I am unable to direct additional supplies to holiday resorts. But I am asking all primary distributors and wholesalers to adjust distribution to meet the needs of the holiday areas and I hope in this respect to receive the same co-operation as I did in the 1945 and 1946 seasons. I do not make any special allocation of points foods to Brighton or other holiday towns, but retailers in those towns have already been given loans of points credits to enable them to buy supplies to meet the holiday demands. I am satisfied that this procedure will ensure adequate supplies of points foods for Whitsun and the summer holiday periods.