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Volume 462: debated on Monday 14 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Food whether he is satisfied that supplies of glucose in the country will be sufficient to maintain his estimate of an increased purchase of 5 per cent. per head per week when sweets become derationed.

The new level of sweets production is estimated at about 20 per cent. above the quantity required to meet the present 4 oz. weekly ration. Naturally, we satisfied ourselves beforehand that sufficient raw materials, including glucose, would be available to maintain the increase.