HC Deb 17 May 1950 vol 475 cc1211-2
56. Major Guy Lloyd

asked the Minister of Food what was the total subsidy during 1949 on rationed foods allocated respectively to industrial canteens and to commercial caterers.

Mr. F. Willey

I am afraid that it will take some time to collect this information, but I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT as soon as possible.

Major Lloyd

Will it not serve a very useful purpose if housewives, taxpayers and those who use these facilities are aware of the additional cost of the food which is supposed to be cheap in these places?

Mr. Willey

The information will be available shortly.

Sir Herbert Williams

Can the Parliamentary Secretary say why he has officials to find out if vegetables are scarce when fish is in glut?