HC Deb 25 July 1952 vol 504 c65W
Mr. F. Willey

asked the Minister of Food by what annual amount it is estimated that the margins of manufacturers and distributors will be increased by the Meat Products (No. 2) Order, 1952.

Major Lloyd George

The Meat Products (No. 2) Order was not designed to increase the profit margins of manufacturers or distributors. The new price structures merely enable manufacturers to pass on the higher cost of meat and the increases in other costs. The small adjustments in distributors' margins only provide for the extra cost of financing and wastage arising from higher prices.

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