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

asked the Minister of Food why third-grade meat is now being sold as the ration; and why no reduction in price has been made for this poor quality meat.

Mr. Strachey

The meat now being issued against the ration contains nothing outside the range of qualities normally sold by butchers for domestic use before the war, and for ration purposes since 1940. The maximum retail prices for meat show considerable differences according to quality.