HC Deb 28 June 1926 vol 197 cc807-8
35. Mr. HURD

asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been called to the report of the master of the Pewsey (Wilts) Workhouse that 28 lbs. of English meat goes as far as 32 lbs. of foreign because of the wastage on foreign meat, so that the purchase of English meat is more economical as well as more nutritious; and whether an authoritative test can be made and the result brought to the notice of guardians throughout the country?


This statement has not previously been brought to my right hon. Friend's attention, but he will make in- quiries with regard to it and communicate further with my hon. Friend.


Will the hon. Member get into communication with the Ministry of Agriculture and see whether some test could not be made which will interest both the inmates and the British producers?


I will consider that, but I prefer to make inquiries into this case first.