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Catering Establishments (Crockery)

Volume 438: debated on Monday 9 June 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that there is a serious shortage of plain crockery in the public catering establishments in Aberdeen; that for those with seating capacity exceeding r,000 persons, only 52 dozen cups without saucers, plates or jugs were available during the last six months; and, in view of the pending holiday requirements for thousands of visitors, if he will make a priority allocation of such crockery for bona fide catering establishments in that city.

I know that, in common with other home market consumers, many catering establishments are short of crockery, but to arrange for a priority allocation for Aberdeen would mean depriving other consumers whose needs are equally great.