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Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Food what was the allocation of soap to private individuals and laundries, respectively, for any convenient period recently; and how does this compare with the amount used during a similar period before the war.

The level of current domestic consumption of soap is about 63 per cent. of prewar, and the present allocation to laundries is approximately 86 per cent of prewar