57. Major Lloyd
asked the Minister of Food what would be the average increase to the consumer in the price of meat per lb. if his Department accepted the Argentine price for meat sales to this country.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that housewives have a good deal to add to their thoughts on the subject of meat ration, and that they have at last begun to realise the many devices which the Minister is producing to evade the real cost-of-living index?
§ Mr. Eden
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that throughout all the earlier stages of the Argentine negotiations, with whatever reluctance, we did our utmost to support the Government's attitude. [HON. MEMBERS: "Oh!"] We did, over and over again. Their recent utter failure has compelled us to raise this matter.
In view of the amazing attitude of the Minister, I beg to give notice that I will raise the matter on the Adjournment.