HC Deb 27 March 1928 vol 162 cc240-1
40. Major the Marquess of TITCHFIELD

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if, with a view to supplying the British Army with home-produced meat., he will consider the practicability of instituting a system of slaughter under Army directions, seeing that this would save the expenses of the middleman and thus reduce the cost of British meat to that now paid?


The comparative cost of purchasing dead meat, and of purchasing cattle for slaughter in Army abattoirs, was investigated some years ago, and it was found that the latter plan, which, in any case, would only be administratively practicable at a few large stations, was the more costly.