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Catering Establishments

Volume 462: debated on Friday 4 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Food what is the number of hotels, boarding houses, restaurants and canteens now registered; and the percentage each category receives of the total rationed food supply of the country.

Following are the figures at the latest available dates:

Class of Catering EstablishmentNumber Licensed at 31st October, 1948Percentage Authorised of Total Rationed Food Supply at Mid-1948 (a)
per cent.
1. Hotels and Boarding Establishments51,8783·5
2. Restaurants, Cafes, Teashops and Public Dining Rooms57,715
3. Industrial Canteens and Catering Establishments33,1934·0
4. Staff Dining Rooms, Staff Luncheon Clubs, Civic Restaurants9,9800·7
5. School Canteens, and Feeding Centres20,1052·1
6. Youth Service Clubs and Centres16,288
7. Voluntary Service Canteens for Service Personnel1,2900·1

a) All straight-rationed foods, namely: Tea, Sugar, Preserves, Cheese, Bacon, Fats, Meat, excluding any quantities authorised to manufacturers and trade users.

( b) Includes permanent residents.