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Aged People, Jarrow (Meal Service)

Volume 464: debated on Monday 2 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Food if he will now make a statement on the experiment for which he granted a licence to Jarrow whereby old people unable to stand in queues for unrationed food are being provided with a prepared uncooked meal of meat, vegetables and dessert delivered to their homes at a total cost of 8d.; and whether he is now prepared to issue licences to other local authorities.

As the experiment only began last week, it is too early to say how it is working. I think it would be as well to watch the progress of the experiment for some little time before issuing similar licences to other local authorities.