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Rice Ration

Volume 441: debated on Wednesday 6 August 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how Malaya's daily rice ration compares with other countries in Asia; and whether the International Emergency Food Council will be asked to review its allocation to rice-eating populations.

The present basic rice ration of 4½ oz. daily in Malaya is the same as in Ceylon and in North Borneo but slightly less than the present ration in Hong Kong. I regret that I have not got the material for a comparison with present ration scales in other countries in Asia. I understand that the International Emergency Food Council will be meeting next month to consider the rice allocations for 1948.