§ Mr. Bossom
asked the Minister of Food whether butchers, when inferior quality meat is allocated to them, are free to change it or to refuse to take it.
§ Mr. Webb
All meat issued for the ration is graded as suitable for that purpose before issue. A butcher who disagrees with the grading may appeal to the district meat agent who is himself a practical butcher. If the retailer's appeal is upheld a replacement is arranged; if the appeal is not upheld and the butcher refuses to accept the meat then no replacement is given.