HC Deb 09 November 1950 vol 480 cc97-8W
Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Food how many tons of trimmings and unsaleable ration meat has had to be disposed of by retailers to the fat and bone merchants during the last 12 months at nominal prices.

Mr. Webb

Some trimming of meat is unavoidable, and the collection of meat waste from butchers' shops is arranged between the butchers themselves and the fat and bone merchants. No returns of such collections are rendered to my Department and I am, therefore, unable to give any estimate of the tonnage involved. I have no evidence to show that any ration meat is unsaleable to ordinary consumers.