Oral Answers to Questions — Soap Rationing

– in the House of Commons on 25th November 1942.

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Photo of Sir Hamilton Kerr Sir Hamilton Kerr , Oldham

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in view of the comparatively small quantities of soap involved, he will reconsider his decision not to make an extra allowance of soap to chimneysweeps such as is made to miners, in view of the extremely and comparably dirty nature of their work?

Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

In view of the supply position, my Department has not been able to supplement the domestic soap ration for any class of worker. Representations have, however, been received from several categories of worker including chimney-sweeps for whom it has not so far been found practicable to provide soap at their place of work as is the case with miners and many other classes of worker. These representations are being actively considered.

Photo of Sir Hamilton Kerr Sir Hamilton Kerr , Oldham

When is a decision expected?

Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

I could not say exactly, but I will inform the hon. Member, so that perhaps he will be able to put a Question down.