HC Deb 22 February 1917 vol 90 c1486W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the difficulties of the tonnage situation, he will consider the advisability of arranging for the frozen beef for the Army purposes of the Allies, which is now imported in quarters, being boned before freezing and shipped in boxes or packages, whereby a saving of 50 per cent, would be effected in the cubic space occupied on board ship and any increase in the cost would be fully compensated by the more economic transport, storage, and handling of the beef from the docks right up to the hands of the Army cooks?


I am advised that this proposal is not free from difficulties especially in the matter of inspection, but I am making inquiries, and will communicate with the hon. Gentleman later as to the result.