34. Major Johnson
asked the Minister of Food whether he will now appoint to all grading panels representatives of the retail butchers' buying committees.
§ Mr. Webb
District meat agents, who are practical butchers, already have the right to take part with the slaughterhouse manager and the wholesale depot manager in the grading of home-killed meat. All these men are impartial, and I do not think that anything would be gained by adding a representative of the buying committees.
Does the Minister realise that the district meat agent is, by the Ministry's rules, not allowed to take part in a retail butcher's business? Does he not think it right that the retail butcher, who has the somewhat invidious job of selling the meat to the public, should have a say in the matter of sale to the public?