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Christmas Turkeys

Volume 395: debated on Wednesday 1 December 1943

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asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the un- easiness felt by residents outside Manchester, Salford and Liverpool that these cities will be unduly favoured in the distribution of Northern Ireland turkeys; and whether he will make special inquiries to ensure that this scheme will operate equitably in all parts of Lancashire?

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Members for Dudley (Mr. Lloyd) and Stretford (Mr. Etherton) to-day.

asked the Minister of Food what arrangements are being made to decentralise the distribution from Manchester in the Heywood and Radcliffe districts of Northern Ireland turkeys; and what representation on the organising committees setting up the poultry retailers' buying groups will be shared by local retailers in the areas mentioned?

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Members for Dudley (Mr. Lloyd) and Stretford (Mr. Etherton) to-day.