§ 73. Colonel Wheatley
asked the Minister of Food why, in view of the shortage of fats in this country, sheep carcases for export from Australia to this country weighing over 72 lbs. are automatically rejected by his buyers as being too fat.
§ Mr. Strachey
We buy the whole of the Australian exportable meat surplus in any case. So which particular carcases are retained in Australia for local consumption makes little difference. We prefer to import meat which is suitable for distribution against the meat ration and it suits Australia to retain the very heavy carcases.