HC Deb 30 April 1941 vol 371 c436
54. Mr. McKinlay

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that, between 1st and 21st February, 1941, Messrs. Lewis Stores, Glasgow, sold, approximately, three tons of boiled beef ham manufactured from rump steak, and supplied by J. P. Louden, 34, Spoutmouth, Glasgow; that the steak was issued on instructions from Colwyn Bay; and will he take steps to ascertain who issued such instructions, the name of the wholesale firm who supplied J. P. Louden, the name of the meat agent who released the steak, and place Group I manufacturers under the control of food committees?

Major Lloyd George

I am aware of the quantity of beef ham sold by Lewis's Stores at their Glasgow store during the period in question, but this commodity was not manufactured from rump steak supplied by Messrs. J. P. Louden, 34, Spoutmouth, Glasgow. As I stated in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend on 9th April, no rump steak has been allocated to Messrs. Louden and accordingly the second, third and fourth parts of the Question do not arise. As regards the last part of the Question, I am not prepared to adopt the proposal

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