§ 36. Mr. Evelyn Walkden
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he can make a statement as to the general progress of arrangements for the provision of full meals in miners' canteens; and can he provide a table of comparative figures?
Major Lloyd George
As the answer involves a tabular statement, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate the answer in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Walkden
What practical steps does the Miners' Welfare Commission take where the use of the canteen falls below 50 per cent.? Is anything done to convince the miner's wife of the good value that the canteens offer?
|Table showing progress of provision of full meal canteens.|
|Date||Full Meal Canteens.|
|In preparation.||Under Construction.||In operation.|
|No. of Collieries.||Men catered for.||No. of Collieries.||Men to be catered for.||No. of Collieries.||Men to be catered for.|
|1st January, 1942||…||49||55,396||69||72,532||243||222,021|
|1st April, 1942||…||61||69,611||108||104,839||235||203,253|
|1st July, 1942||…||90||102,099||154||137,919||187||163,766|
|1st October, 1942||…||132||135,312||176||145,657||144||137,107|
|1st January, 1943||…||207||195,157||155||128,553||121||112,877|
|1st February, 1943||…||226||215,205||151||124,601||107||99,009|