27 FEBRUARY 1948, Page 5

A reply given to a supplementary question by the Parliamentary

Secretary to the Ministry of Food in the House of Commons on Wednesday casts a rather startling light on the whole bread-rationing system. " Are the apparently numerous bakers who do not collect bread-units at any disadvantage compared with those who do? " Dr. Summerskill was asked. The answer was brief and categorical- " No." What ground can there be in that case for continuing bread-