HC Deb 03 December 1951 vol 494 cc2018-9
73. Mr. Richard Fort

asked the Minister of Food what total value of canned meat, meat products and fish and fish products bought by his Department for human consumption since 1945 has been released for sale as dog and cat food.

Major Lloyd George

From time to time small quantities of canned meats found to be unfit for human consumption have been sold, under proper safeguards, to manufacturers of cat and dog foods. Separate records of these small sales have not been maintained. No fish products have been released by my Department for this purpose.

Mr. Fort

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that apparently large quantities of these meat products can be purchased in many parts of England, and can he give any further information about the wastage of previous purchases in this way?

Major Lloyd George

My information is that the quantity is not large, but that it is small. If my hon. Friend has any information on the subject, I will look into it.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

Is the Minister aware that many dogs and cats are also rejecting this food?

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