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Domestic Soap Allowance

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Food if he will make a special allocation of soap annually to housewives for spring cleaning.

The domestic allowance was increased on 30th January last, and I am afraid we cannot do any more at present.

But is not the right hon. Lady aware that the allowance is not sufficient for the purpose indicated, and is not she the most appropriate Minister to make some concession to the harassed housewives?