HC Deb 13 February 1940 vol 357 c593W
Sir J. Leech

asked the Secretary of state for War whether anti-waste officers are specially appointed to investigate daily in every camp, and to report how much, and why, food has been thrown away, and whether more allotted food had been drawn by the camp than was required, and, in the case of discarded meat and fish, the food was unskilfully cooked, or, in the case of bread, unpalatable; and is he aware that tepid food is as frequent a cause of its being rejected by the men and thrown away as is bad cooking?

Mr. Stanley

The responsibility for the prevention of waste rests with the commanding officer, and special anti-waste officers are not appointed. Every effort is being made to improve the cooking and service of meals, and I am not aware that food is frequently tepid.