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Crockery (School Canteens)

Volume 438: debated on Monday 9 June 1947

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asked the Minister at Works whether, through the supplies division of his Department, he will expedite the supply of plates for school canteens, in view of the difficulty now experienced by education authorities in extending the meals service owing to the shortage of these articles which have, in one case, been on order from his Departments' pool for more than six months.

My Department is doing all it can to assist in supplies of crockery to school canteens. I am unable to trace the outstanding requisition to which my hon. Friend refers, but if he will furnish me with details I will make further inquiries.