HC Deb 27 November 1958 vol 596 c63W
44. Mrs. Mann

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if his attention has been drawn to the statement made by the President of the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders' Associations concerning world shortage of beef and the present scarcity which would reach its peak next spring; and what reply he has made to the request from the Association for guidance in regard to policy and prices.

Mr. John Hare

I have not been approached by the Federation, but I see from the Press report which the hon. Lady kindly sent me that the Federation was primarily concerned about a possible scarcity of meat next spring. On this I would refer the hon. Lady to the replies which I gave on 10th November to my hon. Friend the Member for Newbury (Mr. Hurd).