HC Deb 20 February 1918 vol 103 cc751-2W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that a ton of salt beef in brine sold on behalf of His Majesty's Government ex prize on 23rd January was destroyed by the Bermondsey Borough Council as unfit for human consumption on 2nd February; what steps His Majesty's Government propose to take to ensure that food captured shall not be allowed to go bad in future; and whether it is proposed to indemnify the retailers who purchased the meat at auction?


From the inquiries which have been made it is not possible to identify the transaction referred to. The Admiralty Marshal has, I understand, no record of any sale of salt beef since June last. If particulars can be furnished, further inquiry will be made.

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