§ 88. Sir L. Plummer
asked the Minister of Food to take further steps to prevent the operation of rings at cattle auctions throughout the country.
§ 91. Sir L. Plummer
asked the Minister of Food how many prosecutions of persons operating rings at cattle auctions have taken place since the decontrol of meat; and with what results.
The market for cattle has been highly competitive since decontrol, and I have no evidence that rings are operating. The operation of fatstock markets is being closely watched and if a market were found to be unsatisfactory it would be the subject of a special investigation into its continued suitability as a certification centre for fatstock guarantees.