§ Colonel Baldwin-Webb
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether taking the latest available date, he can state the prices of average English-produced beef, mutton, and lamb, and the corresponding prices of average imported beef, mutton, and lamb, either cold-storage, or chilled, as the case may be?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
Average retail prices of certain articles of meat are given in the Ministry of Labour Gazette for the first of each month. Inquiries which my Department have recently made indicate that the present level of average retail prices of meat is generally in line with those given in the following statement:
STATEMENT OF AVERAGE PRICES OF BEEF AND MUTTON AS PUBLISHED IN THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR GAZETTE. Article and average price per lb on 1st september,1939,to the nearest ¼d s. d. Beef, British: Ribs 1 2¼ Thin flank 0 7½ Beef, chilled or frozen: Ribs 0 9½ Thin flank 0 4¾ Mutton, British: Legs 1 3½ Breast 0 7½ Mutton, frozen: Legs 0 10¼ Breast 0 4
§ Mr. Liddall
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he can furnish an estimate of the total value, on the basis of existing prices, of meat and livestock, the sales of which will come under the control of his Department during the 12 months ending 31st August, 1940?