Potato Ration

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd February 1948.

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Photo of Sir Harold Sutcliffe Sir Harold Sutcliffe , Royton 12:00 am, 23rd February 1948

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that the potato allocation recently to certain towns in the North-West has not been sufficient to meet the weekly ration; and what action he has taken.

Photo of Mr Evelyn Strachey Mr Evelyn Strachey , Dundee

Irregular deliveries caused shortages at times in January, but we sent a substantial quantity of potatoes into Lancashire during the second half of that month, since when the position has improved.

Photo of Sir Harold Sutcliffe Sir Harold Sutcliffe , Royton

Is the right hon Gentleman aware that at Royton nobody has had his full ration for more than a month, that the week before last it was only just over 1 lb. and last week just over 2 lb., the difference being made up by stocks which were in the retailers' hands, but are now almost exhausted?

Photo of Mr Evelyn Strachey Mr Evelyn Strachey , Dundee

We will look into this case.