HC Deb 26 February 1941 vol 369 cc518-9
61. Mr. Lipson

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether the communal feeding centres that are being set up are intended only as a war emergency measure or if it is the present intention of His Majesty's Government that they shall be a permanent feature of our national life after the war?

Major Lloyd George

Community kitchens are being set up as a measure of food economy during the war period, and in order to assist the war effort by providing well cooked food for those engaged on work of national importance. No decision has been made respecting the continuation of community kitchens after the end of the war.

65. Mr. Summers

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what is the saving in food in volume and value resulting from communal feeding as opposed to individual household feeding; and whether the figures given are an estimate from pre-war experience or have they been gained since the introduction of communal feeding by local authorities?

Major Lloyd George

I regret that I have no particulars on which a reply could be based to my hon. Friend's Question.

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