§ 38. Mr. H. Hynd
asked the Minister of Food which items of food have suffered a decrease in rationed amounts since October, 1951.
§ Sir W. Smithers
Is it not a fact that the meat shortage is due entirely to the Socialist policy of bulk buying and of not allowing competent merchants to work under free and healthy competition?
§ Mr. Donnelly
Can the right hon. and gallant Gentleman say, speaking on behalf of his hon. Friends on the back benches, whether those on the back bench are now totally opposed to all kinds of red meat?
§ Miss Burton
Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman give the hon. Member for Orpington (Sir W. Smithers) the names of the meat buyers who have been negotiating meat agreements on behalf of the past Government, so that he might know that they are men skilled in private enterprise buying?