HC Deb 17 July 1940 vol 363 c220
74. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Labour what provision he is making for communal feeding of factory workers, and how many such centres are in active operation?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour (Mr. Assheton)

It has now been arranged that, in areas where it is established to the satisfaction of my Department, that there is need for such feeding centres for factory workers to supplement provision made by private enterprise, steps will be taken by the Ministry of Food to meet the need. This matter is one of the first subjects of inquiry by the Divisional Welfare Officers whom my right hon. Friend has just appointed.