§ 19. Mr. W. THORNE
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he can explain the circumstances under which the Swift Beef Company of Chicago have been able to offer hundreds of young Scotch calves for sale at their premises in the Annexe, Smithfield Market, during the last two weeks; and what steps he proposes to take to prevent alien companies controlling British produce in this manner?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of FOOD CONTROL (Captain Bathurst)
The calves in question appear to have been offered by the 889 Swift Beef Company on commission from Scottish dealers. This firm is only one of many stall-holders in Smithfield Market between whom it is not proposed to make any discrimination.