HC Deb 30 June 1952 vol 503 c3W
50. Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Food what conditions are imposed on the holders of a catering licence under that licence; and to what extent an obligation exists under the licence to serve any customer while the establishment is open and food is available.

Dr. Hill

It is a general condition that control over the business must not be exercised by a person who has had a food licence revoked. Special conditions apply in certain cases—for instance to schools, canteens and clubs—but licences do not place an obligation on a caterer to serve any customer. I am advised that my right hon. Friend has no power to impose such an obligation.