HC Deb 05 March 1928 vol 214 c832W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that large quantities of foreign and Colonial meat are purchased for the Army, Navy and Air Force, and in view of the depressed state of British agriculture, will he consider the advisability of securing all Government contracts for meat to the British farmer?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave him on the 10th November last, to which I have nothing further to add. My hon. Friend will be aware that the amount of foreign meat purchased by the Departments named is very small; 96 per cent. of the whole is of British Imperial origin.