HC Deb 21 June 1948 vol 452 c101W
81. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Food what request for the purchase of canned horseflesh has been made to the Eire Government; whether any purchases have been made; whether this meat is for human consumption; and how it is labelled.

Dr. Summerskill

The answer to the first part of the Question is "None." A private importer desired to import canned horseflesh for human consumption at the end of 1947 but the scheme was not proceeded with when, in response to our request for their views, the Eire Government stated that they did not wish to issue export licences for this product. The rest of the Question, therefore, does not arise.