HC Deb 03 April 1941 vol 370 c1181W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the system of canteens for workers, though admirable for ordinary trades, is not suitable for shift workers in the heavy steel industries, who cannot leave their posts; and whether he will take further steps to provide extra rations for this type of worker?

Mr. Bevin

I cannot agree that canteens are not of value in these industries. I will, however, make inquiry into the arrangements by which steel workers obtain their food and will make representations on the subject to my Noble Friend, the Minister of Food, if I find this necessary.