HC Deb 28 February 1955 vol 537 cc222-3W
86. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that following publicity in the Press and elsewhere advising housewives how to purchase and cook cheaper joints of meat such as shin of beef which was priced at 2s. 2d. per pound, some butchers have raised the price to 3s. following greater demand; and if he will take action by price control or otherwise in such cases to prevent such practices.

Dr. Hill

I welcome the recent publicity about the cheaper cuts of meat and would deplore any unwarranted increase in retail prices. Ample supplies of frozen imported meat are available at lower prices to counterbalance the higher prices of fresh meat resulting from the usual seasonal decline in production. The answer to the last part of the question is "No."

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