§ Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that several public bodies in North Wales have passed resolutions in favour of discontinuing the present system of livestock control: 739W whether he is aware that Mr. James Lee, who was employed as a grader in North Wales, resigned his position owing to the resentment he found against the system of grading in every market in North Wales; and whether he can now see his way to abolish the grading system?
§ Mr. McCURDY
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Mr. James Lee, Assistant Supervisor of Grading in the North Wales area, resigned his position on the 30th June, 1919, but I have no information as to his reasons for taking this step. With regard to the third part of the question, the grading system is essential to the controlled distribution of home produced meat, which cannot be discontinued so long as control is maintained or guaranteed prices for livestock remain in operation.