HC Deb 10 March 1942 vol 378 cc926-7
54. Mr. Hannah

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider the imposition of a purchase tax on all meals costing more than a certain amount?

Sir K. Wood

I note my hon. Friend's suggestion, but he will not expect me to anticipate my Budget Statement.

Mr. Hannah

Do the Government realise the deplorable effect upon Dominion and American officers when they see 50s. meals being served in London restaurants?

Miss Eleanor Rathbone

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the most serious aspect of this is not so much the expenditure of money as the wastage of food?

Commander Locker-Lampson

Let us begin a war upon waste.