HC Deb 20 August 1940 vol 364 cc1133-4W
Mr. Oliver

asked the Secretary of State for War, in view of the many complaints as to the wastage of food in Army camps owing to its bad preparation by untrained cooks, what steps are being taken to provide competent people for this work?

Mr. Eden

Intensive training at the Army cookery schools is being given to messing officers, instructors, and cooks. In addition, there are now over 80 emergency training centres, each producing or his military competence, or upon the firm with which he and his family have been so long associated.