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Packed Meals (Farm Workers)

Volume 462: debated on Friday 4 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that an experimental scheme for the delivery of packet meals to farm workers is to be introduced in a group of parishes in Suffolk and that this scheme is backed by farmers and farm workers and arranged by a firm of caterers; and if he is prepared to support this experiment by granting a special bulk supply of food for this purpose.

Yes; the scheme was, in fact, suggested by my local officials. I am anxious to encourage the provision of good packed meals to farm workers and I will make supplies of rationed foods, on the industrial "A" scale, available to any caterer for this purpose.