HC Deb 14 September 1909 vol 10 cc1916-7

asked the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether the responsible Committee of the City Corporation have decided to restrict future lettings in Smithfield Market, as far as possible, to firms or tenants prepared to enter into an agreement to foster the sale of British beef by every means practicable?

The TREASURER of the HOUSEHOLD (Sir Edward Strachey)

The reply is in the negative.


May I ask whether the hon. Gentleman is aware there is one man alone in Smithfield Market who has five stalls, at which he sells nothing but American Trust beef, and he is now trying to get another stall, and one of the very biggest in the Market?


I have answered the question on information supplied to me by the Corporation.