HC Deb 28 April 1948 vol 450 cc45-6W
57. Mr. Erroll

asked the Minister of Food if the granting of a catering licence is conditional on the applicant undertaking to serve all and sundry regardless of race or colour provided food is available.

Mr. Strachey

No. But the very serious step of revoking a licence has to be taken if the holder has proved himself an unworthy link in the chain of distribution. I should take the view that a deliberate policy of racial discrimination on the part of a caterer would constitute him an unworthy link in the chain of distribution.

that have been allocated for export; what is the approximate amount or percentage of such allocation that has not been exported owing to the approved Parcels for Dollars Scheme or similar arrangements; and what is the approximate return in hard currency secured by the operation of these schemes.

Mr. Strachey

I will circulate the answer to the first part of the Question in the OFFICIAL REPORT. Less than of one per cent, of our food exports is now being used in parcels for dollars schemes, which have earned ir8,5oo in hard currency in the few months since they were approved.

Following is the information:

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