HC Deb 30 September 1941 vol 374 c477W
Captain Elliston

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether arrangements have been made for community feeding for rural and greenhouse workers and their families in the rural district of Epping?

Major Lloyd George

I am informed that the Epping District Rural Council have already made inquiry as to the probable demand for community feeding facilities among the rural and greenhouse workers in their area, but that the response has not been encouraging. A British restaurant is already open at Theydon Bois, and others will be opened shortly at Roydon and North Weald. Plans have also been submitted for restaurants at Harlow and Nazeing. At the former place a small British restaurant is already in operation. All these British restaurants are available for rural workers, and I shall be glad to consider the desirability of establishing a mobile service to provide for the workers outside the villages, if my hon. Friend will indicate areas where he thinks such provision would meet with an adequate response.