HC Deb 09 July 1941 vol 373 cc175-6
52. Mr. Kenneth Lindsay

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will permit clubs, approved by local youth committees for the purpose, to secure adequate rations for morning and evening meals?

Major Lloyd George

Members of youth clubs are in many cases employed at factories and works provided with canteens at which they are able to obtain meals in addition to those taken at home. My Noble Friend could not agree that rationed foods should be supplied for youth clubs.

Mr. Lindsay

Would the Parliamentary Secretary reconsider his decision, because it is having the effect of nullifying the good work done by another Department towards education? Surely these young people are entitled to have their proper rations.

Major Lloyd George

I shall be glad to reconsider the matter. I am, of course, in close touch with the Board of Education.