HC Deb 17 May 1944 vol 400 c179
48. Mr. Mander

asked the Minister of Food the reason why food supplies to the Cosy Corner Café, Heath Town, Wolverhampton, have been heavily cut down; whether he has considered the petition on the subject from 132 customers; whether he is aware of the great inconvenience caused and will he take steps to remedy the situation.

Colonel Llewellin

The supplies to this café were reduced by the local food office following a substantial decrease in the number of meals served. If the proprietor of the café had approached the food officer, which I understand he has not done, and explained the position to him, certain adjustments would have been made. These have now been effected.

Mr. Mander

Will the Minister bear in mind that anything he can do to ease the situation will be greatly appreciated by some of the strongest supporters of the war and the Government?

Mr. Shinwell

Could the Minister suggest to the hon. Member for East Wolverhampton (Mr. Mander) which cosy corner he should occupy?

Colonel Llewellin

I like to have the hon. Member sitting where I can see him.

Mr. McGovern

On a point of Order. In view of the inconvenience caused to the hon. Member for East Wolverhampton (Mr. Mander) and other Parliamentary Private Secretaries, Mr. Speaker, would you consider the installation of an escalator or a rope?