HC Deb 05 February 1941 vol 368 c964W
Sir H. Morris-Jones

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, as representing the Ministry of Food, whether, in order to avoid unnecessary transport, he will arrange to supply North Wales counties with some of the meat produced in that area instead of sending it to other centres, in order to relieve the scarcity problem to consumers in those counties?

Major Lloyd George

It is necessary to provide a fair allocation of home-killed and imported meat to all areas in view of the different retail prices at which the two categories are sold; but this consideration is balanced against that of avoiding unnecessary transport. At the present time, there is little movement of stock or meat out of the North Wales counties but at other seasons the production of those counties would more than fill the ration. Export out of the area at such times is, therefore, necessary.