HC Deb 03 December 1941 vol 376 cc1145-6W
Colonel Colville

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food how many British Restaurants have been opened in Scotland; and what steps are being taken to encourage the opening of such restaurants in Scottish towns?

Major Lloyd George

There are 22 British Restaurants and one cooking depot in operation in Scotland serving approxi- mately 10,700 meals daily. "These are situated as follows:—

British RestaurantsEdinburgh (8), Midlothian (3), Fife (3), Hawick, Kirkcaldy, Stirling, Falkirk, Kilsyth, Greenock, Clydebank, Milngavie.

Cooking DepotInverkip, serving the Greenock area.

There are also 6 centres set up by voluntary organisations serving 1,900 meals daily. Plans for a further 39 British Restaurants and 20 cooking depots have been approved, and these restaurants and depots are in varying stages of completion. In addition, schemes for 20 British Restaurants and 3 cooking depots are under consideration. The officers of the Ministry of Food are maintaining close contact with local authorities in Scotland with the object of stimulating the development of British Restaurants wherever they are required, and of informing local authorities of the facilities provided by the Ministry, which include technical advice, the supply of equipment from the Ministry's pool, and advice on menus and dietetic questions