HC Deb 06 July 1920 vol 131 c1259W

Major GLYN asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that there is a serious shortage of meat for sale in fleshing establishments in certain parts of Scotland; whether the Ministry of Food are satisfied as to the causes of this shortage; and what stocks of imported meat are available for sale in Scotland?

Mr. McCURDY: I have been asked to reply. There has been a general shortage of home-killed meat throughout the country, owing to the withholding of supplies by producers in anticipation of a rise in price following upon the removal of control. As regards the last part of the question, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer given to the hon. and gallant Member for Leith (Captain W. Benn) on the 1st July.

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