asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether any person familiar with the meat trade but with no present financial interest in it has been appointed to the Committee set up by the Meat Controller to represent consumers; and, if not, whether such an appointment will be made, seeing that representatives of the wholesale and retail trade are represented on that Committee?
§ Mr. CLYNES
The Central Advisory Committee on Live Stock and Meat Supplies consists of representatives of586W farmers, auctioneers, importers, and wholesale and retail butchers, together with officials of the Board of Agriculture and the Ministry of Food. The meat experts of the Ministry of Food have no financial interest in the trade, and it is their duty to safeguard the interests of consumers. The public are also protected by the local food control committees and by the enforcement of maximum prices.