a) Lunch for Abbey Guests. Shabby to ask them to pay 16/=.
Agreed : Provide at public expense.
b) Catering in Stands. Can't get tenders unless beer can be sold.
Govt. will have to support appln. to Licensing Jj.
No chance of getting tenders unless I also provide the "services". They made a loss in '37, w'out Catering Wages Act millstone?
We shall have to provide the services.
Expense. Loss on seats.
Receptions. Only 1. Agreed.
This morning's decisions have added another £10.000.
Most serious increase outside M/W. is W.O. Overtime for civilians at Ordnance Depots and victualling.
Al. Travel is another main cause of increase.
Let M/Def. go into this & see wthr. any economies can be made.
Taken from C.C. 19(53) - Meeting held on 12 March 1953.