HC Deb 23 April 1951 vol 487 c2W
20. Mr. Black

asked the Minister of Food what payment by way of compensation for loss of business has been, or now is being, paid to the individuals or firms formerly responsible for the purchase of meat from the Argentine and for its subsequent transfer to the United Kingdom.

Mr. F. Willey

At the outbreak of war in 1939, importers of meat were invited to join the Meat Importers National (Defence) Association Limited, a company formed to handle and distribute imported meat for the Government. The company is paid for its services by a commission on the tonnage of meat actually handled. The commission covers the expenses of the company and the balance is available for distribution to its members.