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St Neots

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 4 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the shortage of soap powders and soap flakes at St. Neots, Huntingdonshire; and what steps he is taking to secure a more even distribution of these rationed commodities.

The distribution of particular types of soap is a matter for the trade, in the light of their knowledge of local demand, but if the hon. Member will let me have details of any complaint I will willingly look into it.

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this Question refers to soap which is on the ration? How can he expect the people of St. Neots to keep as clean as they wish, if his rationing system does not work efficiently? Will he look into this matter further?

Yes, Sir; but will the hon. Gentleman give me particulars of a case in which the ration has not been honoured?