56. Mr. E. P. Smith
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether his attention has been drawn to the acute shortage of vinegar in the southern counties; and what steps he is taking to remedy it?
§ Mr. Mabane
This shortage is not confined to the southern counties; it is general. At this period of the year there is a seasonal increase in demand. Increased allocations are made, but in war-time the increase is limited by a shortage of containers.