HC Deb 30 November 1949 vol 470 cc97-8W
Brigadier Rayner

asked the Minister of Food whether he is now prepared to approve the provision of cold storage facilities at Newton Abbot, in view of the wide area served from this centre and in view of the large wastage of meat under present conditions.

Mr. Strachey

So long as the Newton Abbot abattoir is only supplying a limited area and meat is distributed to butchers the day after it is slaughtered, I do not consider that the provision of cold storage facilities is essential. Should conditions in these respects change, the subject will be reconsidered. There is no material wastage of meat. During July, August and September, which were very difficult months for meat, the condemnations in this area represented only .075 per cent. of the ration meat issued.

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