Provision has already been made to enable miners at collieries where there are pit-head baths to obtain soap free of the ration for use at such baths. The needs of other groups are under consideration.
It is impossible to be absolutely fair. If you gave extra soap to London, you would have to give it to other areas as well, and it would be very difficult to say where hard water ends and where soft water begins.
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether provision will be made for additional soap to be allowed to meet the respective requirements of infants and babies, and families unable to make use of the service of laundries?
My Noble Friend will give careful consideration to the soap requirements of the classes referred to by my hon. Friend, but he has so far no evidence that the prescribed ration will not prove to be sufficient for every class of domestic consumer.