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Lost Ration Books (Replacements)

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 7 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Food what is the number of duplicate ration books issued to replace lost or alleged lost books during each of the five ration years 1942–43 to 1946–47.

During the four ration years 1942–43 to 1945–46 the numbers of food ration books issued to replace books reported lost or stolen were approximately 397,000, 479,000, 580,000 and 673,000. The figures for 1946–47 are not, of course, yet available.