HC Deb 19 March 1925 vol 181 c2510W

asked the Minister of Agriculture if, in view of the shortage of and high cost of beef and mutton, he will consider the advisability of limiting the slaughter of ewe lambs and heifer calves until the shortage is overcome?


Attempts were made during the War in the direction of preventing or restricting the slaughter of calves, but it was found in practice that Regulations of this kind were not capable of effective enforcement, nor did they secure the object in view. I have no evidence that any undue slaughter of calves or lambs is taking place at the present time.