asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what are the weekly weight and calorie content of each item of the rations issued to British officials of the Control Commission in Germany; and whether the quantities are the same for large messes as for issues to individuals.
The rations for the Control Commission are the same as for the British Army of the Rhine. I have obtained the details asked for in the first part of the Question from my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for War, and with permission will circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT. The answer to the second half of the Question is, "Yes, Sir."
Has the right hon. Gentleman considered the allegations I sent him that there is a good deal of waste and does not his reply to the last part of my Question corroborate that, as it is a well known fact that the issues need not be the same for a large mess as for an individual?
I will look into that very carefully. The Commander-in-Chief is coming over, and I am constantly trying to tighten up the administration.
Following are the details:
|Commodity.||Weekly Quantity in oz.||Calories (per week)|
|Meat Frozen (Bone in)||42||3,115|
|Milk Td. U.K.||14||644|
|Skim Milk Powder||2||196|
|Milk Powder F.C.S.U.||3||413|
|Rice or alternative||2||196|
|Sausages (Fresh) (Beef)||16||973|