Individual Rations (Points)

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th April 1949.

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Photo of Mrs Lucy Middleton Mrs Lucy Middleton , Plymouth, Sutton 12:00 am, 6th April 1949

asked the Minister of Food whether he will consider increasing the number of points available to households of one person, in view of the difficulties such people experience in getting any satisfactory variety of the foods available on points.

Photo of Dr Edith Summerskill Dr Edith Summerskill , Fulham West

I am sympathetic to the difficulties mentioned by my hon. Friend but I am afraid it is impracticable to meet them in this way.

Photo of Mrs Lucy Middleton Mrs Lucy Middleton , Plymouth, Sutton

Will my right hon. Friend at least take steps to see that goods under the points rationing system are put up in smaller packages so that people who have only one or two ration books can have a larger variety of foods in their diet?

Photo of Dr Edith Summerskill Dr Edith Summerskill , Fulham West

I will consider that, but my hon. Friend must realise that it needs more tinplate to provide two tins for two people instead of one tin for two people.