§ Mr. W. HENDERSON
asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of traders regularly stocking supplies of National Mark beef in the residential districts of South and West Kensington and in the industrial districts of Walthamstow and Battersea?
§ Dr. ADDISON
The number of retail butchers shops, the owners of which have signed a statement that they are regularly stocking supplies of National Mark beef, in the districts referred to by my hon. Friend, is:
South Kensington … … 5 West Kensington … … 1 Walthamstow … … 17 Battersea … … 14
§ Mr. HENDERSON
asked the Minister of Agriculture the percentage of hotels and restaurants in the West-end of London regularly supplying their customers with National Mark beef?
§ Dr. ADDISON
I would refer my hon. hon. Friend to the reply which the Minister gave on 27th January to the hon. Member for Devizes (Mr. Hurd). Inquiries made last month by officers of the Ministry from the wholesale trade indicated that the percentage of hotels and restaurants in London supplying their customers with British beet did not exceed five. How much of this bore the National Mark, I am unable to say. I am pleased to say, however, that since the inquiry one important hotel company 645W has undertaken to see that National Mark beef is served in its West End hotels and restaurants.