HC Deb 16 July 1929 vol 230 cc255-6W
Sir W. de FRECE

asked the hon. Member for Gorton, as Chairman of the Kitchen Committee, whether, in any consideration of the wages paid to the staff, he proposes, under any circumstances, to make the Refreshment Department self-supporting, particularly in view of the

Period. Number of outbreaks of Foot-and-Month Disease.
Great Britain. France. Belgium. Denmark. Holland.
January 53 209 3 27 28
February 25 376 14 22 83
March 9 535 35 21 736
Total, January to March, 1928 87 1,120 52 70 847
July 3 965 22 2,147
August 2 1,444 11 3,497
September 6 1,860 34 4,488
Total, July to September, 1928 11 4,269 67 10,132


asked the Minister of Agriculture if he can make any statement as to the progress of research in his Department on foot-and-mouth disease; and if he can hold out any hope of a preventive or curative vaccine being produced in the near future?

fact that last year there was a deficit of over £300 on trading carried out with a minimum of establishment charges; and whether he will state how the charges for food supplied to the public at the House compare with exactly the same articles of food supplied to Members of the House?


The hon. Member may rest assured that every eadeavour will be made by the Kitchen Committee to place the Refreshment Department on a self-supporting basis. The only difference in the charges for food supplied to Members' friends is, that all strangers using the Dining Rooms are charged table money.