asked the Food Controller whether he has considered the resolution of the South Devon Area Food Control Committees' Conference relative to the headage charges levied on cattle and sheep; and whether he can now promise any reduction in such charges, in view of the burden they impose on the consumer?
§ Mr. McCURDY
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The headage charges will be reduced as from 3rd March from 11s. 4d. per cwt. to 2s. 4d. per cwt. in the case of cattle, and from 1s. 8d. to 2d. per completed 10s. of value in the case of sheep. The charge on both cattle and sheep sold by dead weight is reduced from 2d. to ¼d. per lb.