asked the Minister of Food what saving in staff has been effected by the abolition of sweet rationing.
We shall not know the final saving until food offices have discharged the casual staff taken on for the distribution of new ration books. At the moment those released by the end of sweets rationing are helping with this work. As I told my hon. Friend the Member for East Nottingham (Mr. Harrison) on 21st February, we expect to save about 400 staff.