Major Lloyd George:
New conditions affecting the establishment of British Restaurants have not been laid down. The policy of my Noble Friend has always been that before plans for a British Restaurant in any locality are approved full regard should be paid to the existing catering facilities and, when the latter are adequate both in capacity and price, a further restaurant should not be established. My Noble Friend has recently reaffirmed that policy and has given an undertaking that, should a local catering association make representations to him in regard to a proposal by a local authority to establish a British Restaurant on the ground that the catering trade in the area can give the required service, full inquiry will be made locally by a representative of the Ministry of Food before approval is given to the establishment of the restaurant.
Among the conditions laid down will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman consider one which would forbid British Restaurants to sell goods for consumption off the premises?