HC Deb 01 February 1954 vol 523 cc1-2W
2. Mr. Driberg

asked the Minister of Food under what powers his predecessor took action in the case of Rules Restaurant in 1948, where racial discrimination had been exercised; and why he will not use these same powers against cater- foods to the trade fell short of the entitlement, and as an arithmetical calculation, the number of rations which the shortfall represents. In addition to the ration requirements of consumers, the entitlement includes the requirements of catering establishments and institutions, and, in the case of meat, the butchers' manufacturing allowance which are not separately distinguishable. Non-take-up of domestic rations cannot be isolated.

ing establishments exercising racial discrimination now.

Major Lloyd George

My predecessor took no action under statutory powers in this case. No such powers were available to him or are available to me. I understand, however, that (as I have done in this House) he made it clear that he deplored racial discrimination.