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Cheese (Allocations)

Volume 462: debated on Monday 7 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Food what arrangements are made for the allocation of cheese produced in the United Kingdom; whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction in the industrial areas of the West Riding of Yorkshire that Cheshire cheese and other home-produced cheeses are rarely made available through the domestic ration; and whether he will arrange for such supplies to be increased in that area.

It is our normal practice to allocate home-produced cheese to areas within reasonable distance of the points of production. Under this arrangement the quantity of cheese, including Cheshire cheese, allocated to the West Riding of Yorkshire is larger than the average for the country as a whole and I have not before heard of any dissatisfaction there. Supplies of home-produced cheese fall off during the winter season but will be improving again during the next few months.