§ 73. Mr. O'SHEE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that in Ireland the raw fat of beef cattle is being sold by butchers at 4d. per lb.; and whether, having regard to the prices of margarine and butter, the Food Controller will consider the desirability of buying this fat and utilising it for food by converting it into margarine in a Government factory?
I am not aware that in Ireland the raw fat of beef cattle is being sold at so low a price as 4d. per pound. The price in England is considerably higher, and no doubt a ready market would be obtained if the raw fat from Ireland were sent to England. The suggestion made in the last part of the question will be brought to the notice of the Food Controller.