asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that certain chain confectionery stores in Glasgow and the West of Scotland are offering parcels of chocolate and confectionery in exchange for 5s. 10d. and a pound of sugar, and all others who wish to purchase in the ordinary way are informed that there are no sweets for sale; and if he will take steps to stop this practice so that children and sugarless people can get access to sweets.
I am assured by the firm in question that they sell their normal supplies daily to all corners and I have sent an inspector to verify this. I think it would be unfair to stop them, or other manufacturers, from making people's own sugar into sweets, if some of their customers desire to use their sugar this way. This was allowed under rationing.
asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the need of extra supplies of sweets in holiday resorts to meet the demands of visitors during the summer season; and whether he will take steps to arrange an extra allocation of supplies for this purpose.
Yes. We have already arranged to do this.