§ 58. Mr. Driberg
asked the Minister of Food what percentage of the total annual consumption of tea in this country is represented by the 7,500,000 to 8,000,000 pounds that would be involved in the allowance of an additional ration of a quarter of a pound monthly to old age pensioners of 70 years and over.
§ Mr. Driberg
If the percentage is so very small, could not the right hon. and gallant Gentleman reconsider his decision not to allow some extra tea to these old people, who suffer great hardship in this matter?
§ Colonel Llewellin
I have already given assurances to a number of my hon. Friends that if I can do anything for this class of people, I intend to do it.