HC Deb 22 March 1945 vol 409 c1012W
Colonel Carver

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the possibility of a cut in our imported meat ration, he will consider increasing the price of home-killed fat cows, many of which ought to be marketed for food.

Mr. Hudson

In accordance with the recent announcement, the question whether part of the authorised increase in average prices for fat cattle in 1945–46, equivalent to 2S. 6d. per live cwt. on fat steers, heifers and cow heifers, should be allotted to fat cows, is being considered in the light of discussions with the National Farmers' Unions.