HC Deb 11 June 1940 vol 361 cc1122-3
38. Mr. Cluse

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether London is being treated differently to other parts of the country in regard to. the supplies of home-killed beef and lamb; and whether arrangements could be made to ensure that the three slaughter-houses operated by the Ministry of Food in London could have larger supplies of bullocks and lambs for killing, in order that the London consumers may have a similar supply to that of other parts of the country?

Mr. Boothby

London has always consumed a much lower proportion of home-killed meat in relation to total supplies than the rest of the country. The allocation of such meat in London under the control scheme has been slightly higher, relative to total consumption, than in peace time. As regards the last part of the Question, I am not prepared to increase the allocation of livestock to London slaughterhouses so as to raise the proportion of fresh meat in London to the figure for the rest of the country.