HC Deb 05 May 1952 vol 500 cc20-1
35. Mr. F. Willey

asked the Minister of Food what further discussions he has had with representatives of the meat importers; how far the procurement of meat from the Argentine was discussed; and whether he will make a statement.

Dr. Hill

My right hon. and gallant Friend met the Meat Importers' Joint Committee for the second time on 29th April. It was agreed that the difficulties to be overcome before the importation of meat could be returned to private hands should be examined further by representatives of the Committee and my Department. The discussion was concerned with importation generally and not with trade with any particular country. I should add that before any decision is taken to change the present system a full opportunity will be given to all interests to express their views.

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