HC Deb 23 November 1943 vol 393 c1473W
Mr. Linstead

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that prices such as 3s. 6d. for a tin of fruit and 2s. 6d. for a tin of milk are charged in canteens to members of the R.A.F. with the Middle East Forces; whether he is satisfied that such prices are justified; and whether he will take action to have them reduced?

Sir A. Sinclair

I am advised that the prices charged in N.A.A.F.I. canteens in the Middle East for the commodities mentioned are substantially less than those quoted. I have no details of the prices charged at canteens operated by other organisations or, in advanced areas, operated by units, but if the hon. Member has any particular case in mind and will let me have details I will make further inquiries.