HC Deb 28 March 1893 vol 10 c1311
MR. MILDMAY (Devon, Totnes)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether an arrangement has been made whereby Her Majesty's Forces quartered in Plymouth and elsewhere are supplied with foreign frozen meat; and whether, if that be so, he will consider the advisability of encouraging the agricultural industry at home, and putting a stop to a practice so detrimental to that industry?


A certain quantity of refrigerated beef and, in a smaller proportion, frozen mutton is supplied to the troops during the winter months. But whenever duo regard to economy admits of it, there is always a desire to give the preference to home-grown meat of good quality.


Has the practice been extended lately?


I do not think so at all.