HC Deb 03 December 1941 vol 376 cc1134-5
53. Mr. David Adams

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will take steps to ensure that canteens in air-raid shelters shall he adequately supplied with suitable foods; and whether he will recommend to local authorities that these be made available, at least to children, at cost price?

Major Lloyd George

Canteens in air-raid shelters can receive supplies of suitable foods. The canteens are managed by voluntary organisations or by representatives of the shelterers, and in some cases by the local authority concerned or by caterers appointed by the local authority. Prices are approved by the local authority and are kept as low as is possible commensurate with the service provided.

Mr. Adams

In view of the fact that the matter is voluntary, ought it not to be compulsory to have these supplies in the shelters?'

Major Lloyd George

The local authority, I think, takes the first step in these matters.