HC Deb 23 July 1941 vol 373 c907W
Mr. Quibell

asked the Minister of Labour what is the cost of establishing a factory canteen for 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000 workers, respectively?

Mr. Assheton

It is not possible to quote such a figure as my hon. Friend desires. It may, for example, be a question of converting, for cooking facilities, some accommodation near an existing mess room, or it may be a question of acquiring additional land and constructing a new building. The cost varies so widely according to the circumstances of the particular case that it is not possible to indicate any standard.