HC Deb 18 April 1951 vol 486 c1822
50. Brigadier Peto

asked the Minister of Food why canned beef is not imported from Eire; and whether he contemplates opening negotiations with regard to price in the near future.

The Minister of Food (Mr. Maurice Webb)

Canned meats, including canned beef, are, in fact, being imported by private traders from the Irish Republic.

Brigadier Peto

Can the Minister say whether he has negotiated on a Government basis with Eire for the import of canned beef?

Mr. Webb

Not on a Government basis.

51. Brigadier Peto

asked the Minister of Food to what extent canned horse is now being imported from Eire.

Mr. Webb

None, Sir.

Brigadier Peto

Would it not be an advantage, at any rate to the horses, if they were killed and canned before export for human consumption in this country?