§ Captain Lyons
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he can indicate the progress made in the establishment of communal restaurants in London and the country, respectively, other than those under the London County Council?
Major Lloyd George
Excluding the L.C.C. area 489 British Restaurants are in operation in Great Britain. Of these 65 are in the Greater London area and 424 in areas outside Greater London. These restaurants include those set up under the auspices of the Ministry of Food, the Ministry of Health (as centres specially started for evacuees) and those operated by local authorities or voluntary organisations on their own responsibility. In addition to these centres already in operation 169 British Restaurants in 120 local authority areas have been approved, and are being prepared for operation. Approximately 200 further local authorities have plans for British Restaurants under active consideration.