asked the Minister of Food if he will now make a statement regarding the de-rationing of soap.
The soap ration was increased by one-sixth as from 30th January. What we are now doing, from 22nd May, is to allow competition between manufacturers within the limits set by the present ration. We have not the raw materials to do any more at present.
Can the right hon. Gentleman say when he may be able to take soap completely off the ration?
No, Sir, I cannot speculate about future rationing changes.