HC Deb 17 May 1950 vol 475 c155W
Mr. Llewellyn

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that Cardiff Corporation wishes to change its meat supplier; that the Corporation has been informed by the Food Office officials that permission could not be granted until 23rd August, 1950, and latterly 17th June, 1950; that every week's delay is costing the taxpayer and ratepayer of Cardiff £27 10s.; and whether he will ensure that permission is given to the Cardiff Corporation forthwith.

Mr. Webb

These supplies are for the school meals service in Cardiff. These services, in common with all catering establishments, are given permits for rationed food which cover a period of eight weeks. The food office has arranged to issue permits on the new supplier on 18th June when the present permits expire, but I am afraid that we cannot do so before then.