HC Deb 08 June 1920 vol 130 cc234-5W

asked the Minister of Food whether stocks of Argentine butter were recently offered in London at 200s. per cwt.; and at what price this butter could be profitably retailed?


I am not aware of the particular offer referred to, but Argen- tine butter has in fact been purchased by my Department at a price somewhat lower than that quoted in the question. With regard to the latter part of the question, the practice of the Ministry of Food is to pool all purchases of butter and to sell them at a flat retail price based upon the average cost of supplies.

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