HC Deb 06 July 1964 vol 698 c28W
81. Mr. Edelman

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what quantity of corned beef sold to him by an American firm has been re-sold to retailers and wholesalers; and how many complaints he has received about its quality.

Mr. Soames

I assume the hon. Member is referring to corned beef in 12 oz. cans originally bought by the Ministry from a firm which decided last October to cease re-purchasing it as stocks were turned over. Since then over 900 tons, with the firm's label removed from the tins and its name blacked out on the cases, have been resold to retailers and wholesalers without a single complaint to me about their quality.

84. Mr. Manuel

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will destroy all Government-held stocks of corned beef which had been manufactured before the chlorinated water cooling process had been adopted.

Mr. Soames

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 17th June to his similar Question about Government held stocks in Scotland.