HC Deb 26 February 1917 vol 90 c1654
7. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the total number of beef quarters, sheep, lambs, and boxes of offal shipped from Buenos Ayres and Argentine ports to the United States of America since the date of the publication of the Food Committee's Report; and what were the names of the owners of the vessels by which the goods were conveyed?


The Board of Trade made an arrangement, some months before the publication of that Report, with the owners of British insulated steamers trading between the Plate and the United States of America whereby all the refrigerated produce in question has since been brought to this country. We have no information as to any meat being carried in neutral vessels, but, if there is any, the quantity must be very small.