HC Deb 22 March 1917 vol 91 cc2033-4

asked the Parlimentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he can give any reason for the rise of price of River Plate sheep, River Plate lambs, frozen forequarters of beef, boneless beef, and frozen hindquarters of beef between 1st February and 1st March, seeing that between these respective dates there was an increase of supply and stocks, and that there had been a de crease of consumption of three-quarters of a pound per head per person?


The price of the particular items of meat mentioned by the hon. Member is, of course, affected by the total supplies of meat of all kinds. It is not the case that the total stocks of frozen and chilled beef and mutton showed an in- crease between the dates mentioned. On the contrary, they showed a slight-decrease.

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