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Extra Rations (Medical Certificate)

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 14 March 1951

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asked the Minister of Food by what authority his regional officer at Reading controverted summarily the medical certificate for additional eggs and fat, signed on behalf of Mr. F. C. Holmes, 13. Aldus Road, Fareham.

Regional food officers have no authority to grant extra rations except under the direction of the Minister of Food. On medical matters the Ministry of Food is advised by a Special Diets Advisory Committee of the Medical Research Council. Their advice on this case, upon which my decision was based, was that extra rationed food was not necessary for any of the conditions mentioned in the medical certificate.