HC Deb 11 November 1943 vol 393 c1284
50. Mr. Cluse

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will authorise local Land Army officers, in areas where members of the Land Army are employed at hotels, to press for the provision of lunch and/or tea, free or at a reasonable charge, and thus avoid their having to seek these meals at varying distances from their place of employment and at some inconvenience and loss of time?

The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. R. S. Hudson)

Difficulties of the nature the hon. Member apparently has in mind have not previously been brought to my notice. If he has any special case in mind and will let me have details, I shall be glad to have inquiries made.

Mr. Cluse

Is it not rather unfortunate that members of the Land Army engaged in the production of food for a hotel should have to leave that hotel to find a lunch, knowing that the hotel was being well supplied?

Mr. Hudson

No such case has been brought to my notice, but if the hon. Member will send me particulars, I will have it looked into.