§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I understand that the increase in the wholesale prices of corned beef is largely attributable to the increased cost of cattle of the type used for canning. The voluntary limitation of imports at present in force does not involve any reduction of quantity below the level of the last four years. The position is being watched.
§ Mr. A. V. ALEXANDER
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the price of corned beef has gone up almost phenomenally in the last three months, and in the circumstances would it not be a good thing to refer the question to the Food Council?
§ Sir PERCY HARRIS
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the rise in price is also due to the increase in the cost of bacon, because people are now buying corned beef instead of bacon?