HC Deb 19 June 1941 vol 372 c838W
Mr. White

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether a decision has now been reached to permit mobile canteens issuing rationed foods to firewatchers; and whether he will extend the facilities to fire watchers who are on duty, under an organised scheme, under the recent Business (Premises) Act, in places where mobile canteens are not available?

Major Lloyd George

It would not be practicable to feed fire watchers in all parts of the country from mobile canteens; but arrangements have now been made to permit parties of more than 20 fire watchers in business premises to feed at registered canteens and to obtain supplies of rationed food for the purpose. Where the number of fire watchers does not amount to 20, they could in many cases take meals with fire watchers in adjoining premises.