§ 50. Major Lyons
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether it is proposed to make any Order to impose price investigation and control upon goods, foodstuffs and services at hotels, restaurants, railway buffets, restaurant-cars, cafés and other refreshment places?
§ 54. Mr. McKinlay
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food why local food control committees have not been given powers to refuse to grant 1134 certificates of registration, where they know that further catering establishments are merely a luxury and quite unnecessary in a particular area, although they have powers to refuse licences to trade?
Major Lloyd George
The policy of requiring retail traders in food to be licensed has now been applied to catering and other establishments serving meals. The Order which my Noble Friend has made for the purpose empowers food control committees to refuse applications for a licence where they consider further catering facilities unnecessary.