§ Mr. Palmer
asked the Minister of Food if he will, as long as food scarcity exists or until the advent of plenty makes his Department redundant, take the British housewife into his confidence at every stage; suppress luxury eating in public and private places; discourage those local authorities that are closing down British Restaurants; and insist on higher standards of courtesy and attention to public needs and difficulties in the local offices of his department.
§ Sir B. Smith
The hon. Member's Question, of which notice was only given on Monday last, raises at number of important points which are constantly receiving my attention but hardly lend themselves to treatment by way of Question and answer.