HC Deb 14 June 1944 vol 400 c1978
49. Sir Stanley Reed

asked the Minister of Food if he will give an undertaking that when additional food supplies become available preference will be given to those areas where there are no works canteens, British Restaurants, or refreshment rooms where meals are served.

Mr. Mabane

No, Sir, this would not be possible, or, in the view of my right hon. and gallant Friend, desirable.

Sir S. Reed

Does the right hon. Gentleman recognise that despite the excellent work of his Ministry this matter presses very hard on the people concerned?

Mr. Mabane

Yes, Sir.