asked the Minister of Food if he can now make any concession on the proportions of rationed and unrationed foods that may be included in gift parcels sent out of this country.
I have decided that these restrictions can now be modified. Accordingly from today unrationed food may be included in a gift food parcel sent abroad in equal proportion with the rationed food or rationed soap that it contains, instead of in the proportion of 4 lb. of rationed food or rationed soap to 2 lb. of unrationed food as at present. The total weight of the parcel must still not exceed 7 lb. nor must the weight of any one food included in it exceed 2 lb. I have also decided that from now on these parcels need not be franked at a food office before despatch but can be posted in the usual way at a post office.