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Meat Transport

Volume 465: debated on Friday 27 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Food what work is carried out for his Department by Meat Transport Organisation, Limited; and what action he has taken and is taking to ensure that payments made are based on the services rendered.

Meat Transport Organisation, Limited, act as my agents for the transport of all meat and livestock with which my Ministry is concerned and which is moved by road. Payments made by me are based on the services rendered and represent the reimbursement of approved expenditure under chartering agreements between Meat Transport Organisation, Limited and certain hauliers whose vehicles are pooled by payments made by Meat Transport Organisation, Limited to other hauliers for the carriage of meat and livestock; and approved administrative expenses. The company's accounts are submitted to my Department before final settlement is made.