HC Deb 16 April 1923 vol 162 cc1677-8
72. The Marquess of TITCHFIELD

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether lie is aware that of the 221 Canadian store cattle landed at Glasgow a, short time ago a large proportion arc reported to have been purchased by butchers for immediate slaughter, and whether the meat from these animals can be sold as Scotch beef?


I have seen statements of the kind in question. In the case of the cargo of 221 cattle landed at Glasgow, 92 were considered by the Ministry's inspector to be ready for immediate slaughter and were slaughtered in the landing place. The answer to the last par:, is in the affirmative, as it is impossible to distinguish between different kinds of fresh killed meat I would add than fat cattle from Canada have been slaughtered at the port of landing for many years past, so that no new question has arisen as to the classification under the Sale of Food Order, 1921. of the meat from such animals.


Is it not the case that this particular cargo of Canadian cattle was landed in such a condition as to dispose of all the arguments of those who opposed the removal of the embargo?

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