HC Deb 19 November 1940 vol 365 c1844W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he has in view any emergency arrangements to assist Western Isles crofters, in the Outer Hebrides especially, to sell the livestock which they cannot afford to transport to the mainland grading centres, in view of the fact that the plan suggested by the hon. Member for the Western Isles on 5th October cannot now have a reply which will allow of action being taken until. September, 1941?

Major Lloyd George

Special arrangements are already in force in the Western Isles as in other remote parts of Scotland. Producers there have been enabled since the introduction of control of meat and livestock to sell their fat stock direct to local butchers as was the case before control. My Noble Friend has, however, called for a full report regarding the disposal of livestock in the Western Isles, on receipt of which I will communicate with my hon. Friend.