HC Deb 16 June 1938 vol 337 cc419-20W
Mr. Morgan

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been drawn to instances in which cattle graded for subsidy under the provisions of the Livestock Industry Act, and in respect of which a subsidy has been paid to the farmers from public funds on the sale of such graded cattle, have been found on slaughter to be unfit for human food, with the result that the butchers have had to lose the value of such carcases; and whether arrangements can be made to pay compensation to butchers in respect of such carcases?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I am aware that a certain number of fat cattle are condemned in whole or in part, after slaughter, as being unfit for human consumption. As regards the second part

potato acreage for 1936, 1937 and 1938 for Scotland, England and Wales; the total crop and tonnage per acre and the wholesale price for the same per ton; and the tonnage and value of foreign potatoes imported and of home-grown exported for the last two years?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Particulars of the acreage and production of potatoes in 1938 are not yet available. The answer in respect of the years 1936 and 1937 is as follows:

of the question, the subject of compensation in respect of carcases condemned on grounds of public health is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health.

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