Milk (Service Personnel on Leave)

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th October 1944.

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Photo of Sir Douglas Hacking Sir Douglas Hacking , Chorley 12:00 am, 18th October 1944

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that men and women in the Services, while on leave, cannot get any milk; and if, in view of the hardship this entails, especially in small families, he will make some arrangement for these men and women to draw a milk ration.

Photo of Mr John Llewellin Mr John Llewellin , Uxbridge

Milk retailers are provided with milk with which to meet the needs of men and women on leave from the Services and all other holders of temporary ration cards. If my right hon. Friend will give me particulars of any cases where these arrangements have not worked I will have them looked into.

Photo of Mr Adam M'Kinlay Mr Adam M'Kinlay , Dunbartonshire

Will the Minister state under what regulation a retailer can be compelled to supply a rationed commodity on a temporary card?

Photo of Mr John Llewellin Mr John Llewellin , Uxbridge

There is no regulation compelling him to do it, but the milk is there, the ration card and the money are presented, and the retailers are, usually, very willing to make a sale.