§ 25. Brigadier Medlicott
asked the Minister of Food if he can now give a forecast of the date when sweets will be de-rationed.
§ Brigadier Medlicott
Is not the consumption of sweets artificially inflated to some extent by the fact that many people, of whom I confess I am one, purchase the maximum that is available so as not to lose part of the ration? Without the ration, might it not be that the normal demand could be met from the normal sources of supply?
§ Major Lloyd George
That may well be, but when the amount going into the shops is not quite the amount of the ration that is a risk one cannot take. The fact is that the cuts on imported materials brought into effect last year are only now beginning to have their full effect.