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Holiday Resorts (Rationed Foods)

Volume 478: debated on Monday 18 September 1950

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asked the Minister of Food on what system additional rationed foodstuffs are made available during the season at holiday resorts.

These extra supplies are based on the nearest corresponding period of the previous year. We issue supplementary permits to meet any current needs which arise.

Is the Minister aware that it was possible to buy half-a-dozen tins of salmon, and what was described as any amount of ham and tongue, at a shop in Torquay in August? Will he bear in mind there is much dissatisfaction in the north-west because there are not enough of these commodities to go round? Will he review the position?

It is the hon. Gentleman's duty to give me evidence of that transaction in Torquay so that the necessary legal action can be taken.