HC Deb 03 June 1915 vol 72 c11W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether, in the interests of the national food supply, he has considered the desirability of forbidding during the War the killing of calves and lambs; whether the high price of feeding-stuffs adds to the farmers' interest in providing butchers with lamb and veal rather than mutton and beef; and whether any restriction can during the War be placed on the export of feeding-stuffs to foreign countries?


The Board are now considering whether the prohibition of the slaughter of any particular class of animal is necessary or expedient in the interests of the national food supply. The export of feeding-stuffs has for the past nine months been subject to severe restriction.