§ MR. FIELD
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he will grant a statement showing the special Treasury allowance to each Government Department towards the cost of the upkeep of its luncheon room, where there is one; the total cost to the State, including housing accommodation, fire, light, etc., of each of such luncheon rooms; the names of the Government Departments in which the staff has the option of lunching outside the building; and the names of the Government Departments in which the staff is not allowed such option, with the reasons for this prohibition where it exists.
(Answered by Mr, Runciman.) The information for which the hon Member asks would take much time and labour to prepare, and I venture to doubt whether any proportionate result would be achieved. The Answer to the first part of the Question, however, can be readily obtained from the published volume of the Civil Service Estimates.† See (4) Debates, cliii., 432.