HC Deb 08 March 1917 vol 91 c546

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he has taken an inventory of the amount of frozen meat and offal lying in the various refrigerators in this country, and which is not Government property but privately controlled; and whether he can state what proportion of that tonnage has been transferred from one owner to another and been made the subject of gambling and holding-up since the same was deposited in store?


Returns of the amount of meat in the principal cold stores in the country are obtained, but this does not enable the information asked for in the last part of this question to be given.