HC Deb 13 June 1950 vol 476 c29
54. Mr. Steward

asked the Lord President of the Council whether he will provide time for the Motion in the name of the hon. Member for East Croydon and others on the Reports from the Select Committee on the Kitchen and Refreshment Rooms.

Mr. H. Morrison

I feel that there is a desire on all sides of the House to debate the Reports from the Select Committee and the Government will, of course, do its best to meet the convenience of the House. The difficulty is to find time. With so much essential business before us, it is not easy. However, I hope that we can come to some arrangement by discussions through the usual channels and the possible form of Debate can also then be agreed.

Lieut.-Commander Gurney Braithwaite

Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind the importance of this Debate being held at as early a date as possible, if only to enable the public to get the matter into proper perspective?

Mr. Keeling

Will the Lord President say whether the Government intend, before any Debate, to state their attitude to the proposal of the majority of the Committee that the entire cost of the cooks and waiters, not only during the Recesses, but on every Saturday and Sunday, should be paid by the taxpayer?

Mr. Morrison

We will consider that.