HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 cc862-3W
Mr. Mathers

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware of the strong objections to the pooling of beef supplies when rationing is instituted; and whether he will provide for consumers getting the grade of beef they prefer to meet their tastes and pockets by arranging supplies of different qualities at different prices?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I fully appreciate the objections to the pooling of meat supplies when rationing is instituted. The proposals at present contemplated under full control of meat and livestock will provide for supplies of different qualities being available for consumers at different prices; but the hon. Member will appreciate that it may not be possible to arrange for the same wide range of qualities as obtains in normal times.