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Ruhr Miners And Heavy Workers (Rations)

Volume 437: debated on Friday 16 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it has been found possible to maintain extra rations for Ruhr miners and heavy workers in the British zone of Germany in the critical situation which has developed in respect of food supplies generally.

The rations for these workers are provided by means of a basic normal consumers ration card, a supplementary ration card and, in the case of the miners, canteen meals. The supplementary rations and the canteen meals have been provided in full but the basic ration of 1,550 calories has been subject to the same deficiencies as for normal consumers.