HC Deb 06 March 1940 vol 358 cc383-4
61. Mr. Adamson

asked the Minister of Food whether he has considered the com- plaints regarding the distribution to butchers of Uruguayan lambs from the Walsall meat centre for retail in the Cannock Chase area, which averaged 12 lb. each in weight, largely comprised of bone, at a wholesale price of 9d. per lb.; and what steps he intends to take for the prevention of this grade of lambs being used for food supplies?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

My attention has been drawn to the complaints regarding the distribution of certain lightweight Uruguayan lambs. Steps are being taken to withdraw such lambs from the depots and to avoid their importation into the country in future. The lambs concerned do not, in the opinion of the Ministry, conform to the normal specifications for Uruguayan lambs, which provide for animals that are quite suitable for certain of the requirements of the Ministry.

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