§ Mr. Kelley
asked the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a further statement on the situation in the meat trade.
§ Mr. Soames
On the present supply position I would refer the hon. Member to the information which I gave in reply to the Question of my hon. Friend the Member for Newbury (Sir A. Hurd) on 4th May.
As I indicated in the agreed statement following the meeting with the Joint Consultative Council for the Meat Trade on 26th May, there is a shortage of beef but a good supply of lamb, pork and 27W poultry, and supplies of meat available on our home market are broadly in line with those available at this time last year.