HC Deb 22 July 1941 vol 373 cc779-80
43. Sir P. Hannon

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will take into consideration the necessity of providing meals for air-raid precautions workers engaged on night shifts; and whether preferential treatment can be extended to air-raid precautions canteens, in view of the strain which workers engaged in this service undergo?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Major Lloyd George)

The Answer to the first part of my hon. Friend's Question is in the affirmative. Air-raid precautions canteens registered as catering establishments receive supplies of rationed foods in accordance with an approved scale of allowances. In answer to the second part, these canteens have been granted priority in the supplies of certain manufactured foodstuffs. The list of the articles in respect of which such priority is accorded is under revision and the special needs of air-raid precautions canteens will be borne in mind in this connection.

Sir P. Hannon

Has my right hon. and gallant Friend received any complaints from Birmingham that people on night shifts cannot get hot meals in the morning?

Major Lloyd George

The matter has been called to my attention and is now under investigation.

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