HC Deb 13 February 1917 vol 90 c416
31 and 32. Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT

asked (1) whether any steps are being taken to give effect to the recommendation of the Food Prices Committee that the slaughter of all cows, sheep, and pigs with young should be prohibited; and (2) whether, with a view to increasing the supply of milk, he has considered the advisability of strengthening the Order for the maintenance of live stock by prohibiting the slaughter of cows under seven or eight years of age; and whether he proposes to take any action?


The recommendation of the Food Prices Committee and other suggestions for diminishing the slaughter of cows have been the subject of much conference and consideration between the Agricultural Departments and the Food Controller, but so far the objections to any specific step in the direction proposed have been regarded as outweighing the arguments in its support.