HC Deb 28 May 1941 vol 371 cc1870-1W
Colonel Carver

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food the procedure to be followed by farmers dissatisfied with the graders' estimates of the weight of the livestock they send for slaughter to the collecting centres; and whether there is any means of settling such disputes on a satisfactory basis?

Major Lloyd George

A farmer who is dissatisfied with the graders' estimates of the carcase weights of his livestock may withdraw the animals from sale to the Ministry. Provision has been made for an inspector when present at a collecting centre to arrange in suitable cases for payment to be made on the basis of the carcase weights as ascertained after slaughter; in these cases the farmer may attend at the slaughterhouse to see the animals slaughtered and the carcases weighed.

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