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British Food Control The British Minister for Food (Lord Woolton), has issued an order restricting the maximum cost of any meal served in hotels, or restaurants, to 5/- a head. All meals are to be limited to three courses, and only one of these courses will contain not more than 25 per cent. of fish, meat or poultry. The price of drinks to be served with meals will also come under the Minister's control. In such restaurants where an or- chestra is provided, an additional 3/- per head may be charged, and where a dance floor is available the maxi- mum charge will be 10/-. All restau- rants must be closed by midnight. By this control of meal charges, it is hoped to make a more even distribution of "luxury" foods and cut off any temptations of extravagant spending in London, where previ- ously, the normal charge at high- class restaurants averaged £2 per head for a meal.