HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 c2082W
Mr. McGovern

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that since the full scheme of livestock control came into force on 15th January, 1940, considerable quantities of scraggy sheep have been imported from Northern Ireland at 1s. 2d. per lb. paid by the Ministry of Food; that these cattle have to be sold at 4d. to 5d. per lb. and classified as rejects; that the subsidy will be in the region of £1,000 per week; and what action does he intend taking in order to give the traders and consumers of Glasgow good meat?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I am making inquiries into the matter and I will let the hon. Member have a reply to his Question as soon as possible.