GREAT BRITAIN: Kitchen Test

Britons last week got an idea of the reception that the Beveridge Plan for social reform may soon meet in Parliament. Up in the House of Commons was a Catering Bill introduced by hornyhanded Labor Minister Ernest Bevin. A restaurant worker before he became a dock worker, Bevin asked for a commission to investigate the catering business from top to bottom, then recommend any necessary reforms.

Britain's catering industry employs 500,000 workers, who put in 7 2-hour weeks and earn as little as $10 per month. Said Bevin: "I need [the bill]...

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