HC Deb 24 July 1950 vol 478 cc7-8
17. Mr. Steward

asked the Minister of Food by what authority civic restaurant authorities are undertaking the preparation, cooking and serving of meals otherwise than in restaurant premises open to the general public.

Mr. Webb

This is done through the powers of the Civic Restaurants Act, under which civic restaurant authorities may provide for the supply to the public of meals and refreshments and may carry on such activities as are reasonably incidental or ancillary to the services aforesaid.

Mr. Steward

Does the Minister consider that the Act he quoted gives the right to civil restaurant authorities to carry out catering for wedding receptions and private parties in the homes of private people?

Mr. Webb

I am advised that that is so, but if the hon. Gentleman has any ideas about a specific case perhaps he will submit them to me.