HC Deb 29 September 1942 vol 383 c680W
Major Vyvyan Adams

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether preference is given to the purchasers of kosher meat in the matter of home-killed meat; and whether home-killed meat is made specially available to kosher butchers?

Mr. Mabane

Preference of the character suggested by my hon. and gallant Friend is given, as this meat, which represents approximately one per cent. of the home-killed supplies of meat issued for the ration, can be obtained only from cattle, calves and sheep slaughtered in this country. As regards the second part of the Question, this meat is made available at distribution depots only if this does not involve the assembly of stock specifically for this purpose. The full ration is not supplied if this would absorb an undue proportion of the home-killed supplies.