HC Deb 21 January 1953 vol 510 c32W
71. Mr. G. Jeger

asked the Minister of Food what quantities of Patagonian mutton have been imported during the past year; what price has been paid; and what complaints have been received about its quality.

Major Lloyd George

About 7,500 tons of Patagonian mutton were imported during 1952 at an average cost of £76 6s. 9d. per ton. Most of this mutton is suitable for the ration, but it is not so attractive as some other ration meat.

For that reason we get complaints from the butchers at times. Any which is found to be unsuitable for the ration is used for manufacturing purposes.