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Agricultural Workers, Fenland Area

Volume 486: debated on Monday 16 April 1951

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asked the Minister of Food what steps he has taken or is taking to ensure an adequate increment to the rations of those agricultural workers and others patrolling the river banks during the threat of floods in the Fenland area.

Catchment board, land drainage and agricultural workers qualify for the special cheese allowance of 12 oz. per week and can get tea and sugar for hot drinks through their employers. I have recently, as a result of information provided by the catchment board, been able to increase the amount of tea and sugar supplied.