HC Deb 13 April 1965 vol 710 cc190-1W
Sir D. Kaberry

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many staff and other canteens are established and run in her Department's offices in London; what is the lowest price charged for a midday meal; what is the average price charged; whether those prices represent the economic cost of purchases, preparation, service and rentals; how much profit is made or how much loss sustained in a year; and how a loss is dealt with in the annual accounts or estimates of her Department.

Miss Herbison

There are 8, each controlled by a committee of users which fixes the prices of meals. Items are normally priced separately. The average minimum price for which a two course meal is available is 2s. 5d. and the average price charged is 3s.

The basic financial arrangements are the same as those of the staff canteens for which the Treasury are responsible.