HC Deb 29 January 1959 vol 598 c145W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, in view of the changed circumstances since December, 1958, he will take steps to bring about a reduction in the price of meat.

Mr. Godber

The shortage of beef in the last few months has inevitably led to some rise in price which may persist for some time, but good supplies of mutton and lamb and pork are available.

The Government have consistently encouraged meat production both at home and in the Commonwealth while placing no restriction on imports from other countries; and my right hon. Friend sees no reason for altering this policy which has given the consumer the benefit of steadily improving supplies at competitive prices.

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