§ 86. Mr. McBride
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, in view of the rapid increase in beef prices and their effect on the cost of living, he will, with a view to protecting the interests of the British housewife, institute an inquiry into meat prices and other financial aspects of the meat trade; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Soames
The Verdon-Smith Report published in February dealt with these questions in considerable detail and I cannot see that any useful purpose would be served by a further inquiry at this stage.