3 March 1942
have to be dealt with, and the general justification being that a high proportion of the holders of Basic Rations are likely to be using them to eke out the reduced Supplementary Allowances on approved purposes following the new reductions which have recently been decided upon. After the initial pressure of work has relaxed, the position can be sorted out, and the whole of the Supplementary Allowances can be reviewed afresh for future Ration Periods. 3. On this basis the number of private motorists and motor bicylists immediately affected by the abolition of the Basic Ration would be something less than 800,000.