HC Deb 19 January 1949 vol 460 c161
52. Mr. C. S. Taylor

asked the Minister of Food whether he will now permit fish friers to serve hot drinks with fried fish.

Mr. Strachey

Fish friers may serve hot drinks made from unrationed or uncontrolled foods such as coffee or meat essences; but for allocations of rationed foods they have to apply, like anyone else.

Mr. Taylor

Is this a new regulation or the relaxation of a regulation by the Minister, or have fish friers always been allowed to serve hot drinks?

Mr. Strachey

It is a change in the regulation.

Mr. Driberg

If coffee is served, must it be served without milk and sugar, or are allocations of them granted on application.

Mr. Strachey

They may be granted.

Mr. S. Silverman

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that the true tradition in Lancashire in this matter is not to have hot drinks with fried fish but lemonade.