§ 40. Mr. McKinlay
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that a stock of canned beef, which had been damaged, and which was lying at a place of which he has been informed, was sent to Messrs. 169 Poulton and Noel under an order from the London Wholesale Meat Supply Association and marked Priority; how this Association operates outside its own district; and on whose order the canned beef in question was sent to the firm mentioned?
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Major Lloyd George)
I am aware that a parcel of canned beef was sent to Messrs. Poulton and Noel for immediate use for manufacturing purposes. This course was taken by the Ministry itself and not by the London Wholesale Meat Supply Association.
§ Mr. McKinlay
Is such salvage meat supplemental to the basic allowance that this manufacturing firm gets, or is it taken into consideration in the allocation of meat made available to them for manufacture?
Major Lloyd George
I would like to make sure before answering that question, but in this particular instance it was a question of dealing with this meat immediately, otherwise we would have lost it altogether. As a matter of fact this firm rendered a service in taking it when they did.