asked the hon. Member for West Walthamstow (Mr. McEntee) as Chairman of the Kitchen Committee, how much Kitchen and Refreshment Rooms equipment, such as knives and forks, is missing from the House of Commons for the two years ending July, 1947.
The total number of knives, forks, spoons, E.P.N.S. dishes, flats and other plated table ware missing for the 18 months from 1st July, 1945, to 31st December, 1946, is 2,259. I regret that it is not possible to give the figures for the last six months until after the House rises for the Recess.