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Stocks, Isolated Areas

Volume 439: debated on Monday 23 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Food if he will ensure that it shall be made more widely known, by advertisement in the Press and announcement through the B.B.C, that families in isolated areas may secure permits from local food offices to lay in stocks of food by using coupons in advance, so that these facilities may be more fully utilised in time to prevent a recurrence of the hard ships experienced by so many people during last winter when communications with sources of supply were cut for long periods owing to heavy snow.

My right hon. Friend proposes to give publicity to these arrangements later in the year, when it will be most effective