§ Mr. REMER
asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that a bale of Wiltshire bacon was consigned from the Nails-worth station on 8th May to Silverthorne, Pontllanfraith, 60 miles away; whether he is aware that this only arrived on the 22nd, and that then it was unfit for sale, being tainted, stale, and slimy; whether he is aware that this is only one example of many similar cases; and whether, by arrangement with the Minister of Transport, he will see that important foodstuff is not wasted, and that business concerns are not involved in loss?
§ Sir E. GEDDES
I would remind the hon. Member that there are probably 50 million consignments per month on British railways. If reference to the railway company concerned regarding this bale of bacon by the hon. Member has been improperly dealt with, I shall be glad to make inquiries if he will give me the necessary material. With regard to the second part of the question, I am in close touch with the Minister of Food, and it is not the case that important food supplies are being wasted.