HC Deb 20 February 1941 vol 369 cc292-3
68. Mr. Butcher

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware of the difficulty of securing equipment for works and other canteens; and whether he is prepared to requisition suitable equipment now lying idle in boarding houses and hotels in many parts of the country?

Mr. Whiteley (Comptroller of the Household)

I have been asked to reply. The answer to the first part of my hon. Friend's Question is in the affirmative. Assistance is being provided as far as practicable both by the Ministry of Food and the Ministry of Labour. As regards the last part of the Question, my Noble Friend would be prepared to adopt the course suggested in any suitable case.