HC Deb 12 February 1960 vol 617 c74W
Mr. M. Clark Hutchison

asked the hon. Member for Holland with Boston, as Chairman of the Kitchen Committee, whether he will take steps to increase the proportion of beef from Scotland supplied to the House of Commons Dining Rooms.

Sir H. Butcher

The hon. Member will be glad to know that by far the greater proportion of beef supplied in the House of Commons Dining Rooms during the last two years has come from Scotland. Indeed, the proportion is so great that I am unable to suggest steps to increase it; although if hon. Members eat more beef the total quantity will, of course, be increased.