HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 c336
62. Colonel Erroll

asked the Minister of Food whether he contemplates providing special communal feeding facilities for old age pensioners who cannot afford to buy meals at restaurants.

Dr. Summerskill

Local authorities operating British Restaurants may allow old age pensioners price concessions so long as the restaurant undertaking is fully self-supporting, and the prices charged are not less than the approximate cost of the raw food provided in the meal. Many local authorities provide British Restaurant meals at special prices for old age pensioners. My right hon. Friend does not contemplate providing further special facilities

Mr. S. Marshall

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that there are no British Restaurants in the country which work on a profit basis?

Dr. Summerskill

The hon. Gentleman is misinformed; that is not so.

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