HC Deb 10 May 1915 vol 71 c1359

May I ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer a question of which I have given him private notice, namely: Whether any organised attempt has yet been made to provide food and drink of good quality inside the various yards, factories, and workshops where munitions of war are made, or where ships are built and repaired; whether he is aware that such provision is made on scientific lines by Krupp's and many other big German armament firms, and what steps he proposes to take?


I understand that in some cases arrangements have been made to provide suitable food and drink inside the works referred to, but no general organisation has been set up such as is contemplated under the provisions of the Bill before the House to-day. The pressing necessity for the provision of an adequate canteen service in all munition works and shipbuilding yards makes it urgent that the Bill referred to should pass into law at the earliest moment. My attention had already been called to the arrangements made in Germany for the workmen.