HC Deb 08 June 1964 vol 696 cc22-3W
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.

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