§ Mr. Rhys Davies
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the employés in some factories doing Government work resent private firms entering to establish canteens on a profit basis; and whether he will consult with employers in order that such canteens may be managed, without profit, by an equal representation from the employers and workpeople?
§ Mr. Bevin
There are great advantages in canteens being run by the management in association with representatives of the workpeople, and I am glad to say that there are many run very successfully on 445W these lines. I cannot, however, rule out the use of experienced catering firms, particularly at a time when catering presents special difficulties, to assist in achieving what I regard as of the greatest importance at the present time, namely, the widest extension of well-run canteens able to supply good meals at reasonable prices.