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Tea Ration

Volume 463: debated on Monday 21 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the continued hardship to people living alone caused by the smallness of the tea ration; and whether, pending the arrival of larger supplies, he will consider the possibility of lessening the allotment of tea to restaurants and canteens for the benefit of those people who are compelled at all times to feed at home.

I am afraid that the difficulties attending any scheme of this kind, which I explained in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for Cheltenham (Mr. Lipson) on 21st July last, make it administratively impossible.