§ 27. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
asked the Minister of Food whether, as a further measure to control profits arising from the slaughter of horses, he will reimpose maximum retail prices for horsemeat.
§ Major Lloyd George
Price control was ended in March, 1950, on the recommendation of the Rosebery Committee, 1302 mainly because it was so difficult to enforce.
§ Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
Is the Minister aware that there has been an enormous and quite unjustifiable increase in the amount of horsemeat during recent months, and that if it is not checked it will soon be almost worth while to send Derby winners straight to the knacker's yard? Is it not time that this control was reimposed?