HC Deb 13 February 1941 vol 368 cc1529-30W
Mr. Mander

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will state the present position with regard to the supply of meat to restaurants and canteens; whether he is aware that the former appear to be greatly favoured at the expense of the latter; and whether he will make arrangements to change the present system which is causing considerable dissatisfaction?

Major Lloyd George

There is no ground whatever for my hon. Friend's suggestion that restaurants are obtaining meat supplies at the expense of works' canteens. Catering establishments of all types are at present supplied with not more than 30 per cent. of their normal requirements of meat. In the case of canteens serving the needs of persons engaged in work of vital national importance sufficient meat is supplied to provide, where necessary, a daily meat meal for each essential worker.

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