HC Deb 16 June 1954 vol 528 cc1927-8
5. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Food what assurance he has given to the promoters of the Fatstock Marketing Corporation against trading losses.

Major Lloyd George

None, Sir.

Sir W. Smithers

Is the Minister aware that I am very glad to hear that? Can he confirm the rumour that the scheme for the fatstock market has now been abandoned?

Major Lloyd George

I cannot add to my answer to the Question, which asked what assurance I had given to the promoters against trading losses—and the answer is still "None, Sir."