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Meat Ration (Change)

Volume 465: debated on Monday 16 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Food how many days' supply is represented by the present reserve of meat in this country.

I regret that it would not be in the public interest to give this information. I am, however, glad to be able to tell the House that our stocks of carcase meat have now increased sufficiently to enable us to substitute an additional 2d. of carcase meat for the 2d. of canned corn meat at present being issued. As from 22nd May, the meat ration of 1s. 1d. will again consist entirely of carcase meat.

Can we take it from the Minister's reply that we can anticipate an increase in the meat ration in the not-too-distant future?