§ 50. Sir Waldron Smithers
asked the Minister of Food if he will extend the supplementary cheese ration to rural district and urban district roadmen.
§ The Minister of Food (Mr. Maurice Webb)
Roadmen employed by rural district councils already receive the special cheese ration. I cannot, however, see my way to extend it to roadmen employed by urban district councils since, as a rule, they have access to catering facilities.
§ Sir W. Smithers
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many urban district councils include large rural areas—Orpington, for example? Will he make the arrangements a little more elastic, so that urban councils which are part rural Lan give the cheese ration to their road-men in the rural districts?