HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 c242W
127. Mr. Cooper-Key

asked the Minister of Food the total quantities dealt with by his Department for human consumption during the last 12 months in whale-meat, rabbit, reindeer, horse and squirrel.

Mr. F. Willey

Since 1st January, 1950, the Ministry has sold the whole of its stocks of imported rabbits, amounting to some 26,270 tons. But all dealings in rabbits are now handled by private trade; and the Ministry has at no time dealt in whalemeat, reindeer, horsemeat or squirrel.

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