§ Mr. Elliot
asked the Minister of Food, what is the calorie intake per head shown by his most recent dietary survey; arid what was the figure for the nearest corresponding date last year.
§ Mr. Strachey
The latest available figures are for March, 1947. As explained in my previous replies of 24th March and 21st April, the summary is based on a small working-class sample representative of working-class families (adults and children) and covers only food consumed in the home. The figure is 2,340 calories, compared with 2,310 calories in March, 1946.