HC Deb 15 December 1936 vol 318 c2296W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will now reconsider the decision previously reached and arrange that home-bred and killed fresh meat be issued to the troops, and that the Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes be instructed to purchase home-produced butter at 1s. 3d. a lb. through the agency of the Milk Marketing Board?


The extra cost of supplying home-killed meat in lieu of frozen meat of Dominion origin, and the administrative difficulties which such a, change would involve, remain unaltered, and I see no reason, so far as Army Funds are concerned, to reconsider the decision taken. As regards the second part of the question, the cost of purchasing home-produced butter prohibits the adoption of the course which my hon. and gallant Friend suggests.