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Ration Scales

Volume 446: debated on Wednesday 28 January 1948

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asked the Minister of Food what reductions in the scales of rations issued to the Services, apart from Units engaged in active operations, have been made during 1947; and what bulk economies in the various foods affected have resulted.

No reductions in the scale of rations issued to the Services at home or abroad have been made during 1947. The second part of the hon. and gallant Member's Question does not, therefore, arise.

What justification does the hon. Lady give for issuing different scales of rations to sedentary soldiers and to sedentary civilians?

If the hon. and gallant Gentleman will have a little patience, the Minister of Defence will make a statement which, I think, will satisfy him.