HC Deb 23 June 1948 vol 452 cc138-9W
64. Viscountess Davidson

asked Me Minister of Food what precautions are taken to secure that meat offered by regional depots to butchers for retail sale as lamb is in fact lamb and does not include a large percentage of mutton and also meat only fit for manufacturing.

Mr. Strachey

Normally, where there is a danger of misdescription, the meat is examined by our distributing agents—who are experienced traders—before being handed over to the butcher's buying committees.