HC Deb 09 July 1952 vol 503 cc1301-2
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, 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?