HC Deb 15 December 1958 vol 597 c135W
54. Mr. F. Willey

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what was the amount of beef purchased this year to the latest available date; and what was the corresponding amount for 1957.

Mr. John Hare

The amount of beef and veal moving into consumption up to the end of October was one million and thirty-six thousand (1,036,000) tons. The figure for the corresponding period in 1957 was one million and seventy thousand (1,070,000) tons.