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Restaurant Meals (Maximum Charge)

Volume 464: debated on Monday 9 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Food whether, in view of the increased cost of food as a result of the Budget, he will raise the maximum charge that may be made for meals at restaurants.

The average cost of a restaurant meal will be increased by only one-eighth of a penny by these changes.

Would not the Minister consider abolishing altogether this wartime restriction, which is so vexatious, so bad for the tourist trade, and is not found necessary in any other country?