HC Deb 14 August 1919 vol 119 cc1631-2
76. Brigadier Genera CROFT

asked what is the number of carcases of mutton, lamb, and beef, respectively, lying in cold storage in Australia and New Zealand; and what portion of the 250 refrigerated steamers under the control of the Ministry of Shipping have been released to bring home these supplies of meat?


I have been asked to answer this question. The latest information as to stocks of meat in cold storage is as follows:

Beef. Mutton. Lamb.
Tons. Tons. Tons.
Australia 18,072 20,210 10,737
New Zealand 38,246 113,339 62,402

All the insulated steamers regularly employed in trading to Australia and New Zealand that were diverted in 1918 to other routes have now been returned to their proper employment, and two other steamers have recently been sent to Australia and New Zealand to assist in relieving the congestion.

Sir J. D. REES

Can the hon. Gentleman say what is a refrigerated steamer?


A steamer with insulated spaces.

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