Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 11th November 1941.

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Major Lloyd:

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in view of the improved cheese position, and the fact that cheese can now be served in restaurants as a subsidiary dish and no longer only as a main dish, he can now make arrangements to enable farmers and smallholders, working on their own farms, to receive the supplementary ration, which is now available only to agricultural workers holding agricultural unemployment insurance cards?

Major Lloyd George:

The special cheese ration was granted to certain categories of workers, including agricultural workers, who, as a rule, are unable to use works canteens and must consume their luncheon at their work. These conditions do not apply to farmers and small holders working on their own farms, who are generally able to get home for their midday meal. I regret therefore that the special cheese ration cannot be extended to them