Model Budgets.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 4th June 1942.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will consider the advisability of publishing alternative model budgets which would be fully adequate from the point of view of health and would require a minimum of imported articles with a view to saving shipping space?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Major Lloyd George):

My Department endeavours to give housewives advice on food in war-time in the most useful form possible. I am, however, advised that the publication of model food budgets would not be desirable in view of the variations in the supply of particular commodities from time to time and in different localities. Moreover, the variations in food habits as between different parts of the country, and the varying needs of individual classes of consumers, would greatly reduce the value of any budgets which might be prepared.