HC Deb 17 March 1947 vol 435 c13W
65. Lieut.-Colonel Clifton-Brown

asked the Minister of Food why the 10 per cent. margin allowed to butchers has been reduced; when will this margin be restored; and why agricultural areas have not been included in the exempted areas.

Mr. Strachey

The reduction from a 10 per cent. to a 5 per cent. margin is necessary because of supply difficulties. The new instruction applies to all general butchers and no areas are exempted.