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Sugar Ration

Volume 486: debated on Monday 16 April 1951

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asked the Minister of Food what provisions he is making for the safeguarding of the sugar ration in the light of the reduced acreage at present sown in East Anglia.

Forward estimates of the sugar available to meet the ration are always based upon the assumption that some of our supplies will be below average because of adverse weather conditions and my arrangements for 1951 ration and bonuses, are based on a cautious estimate of the next home crop.