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Meat Allocations, Oldham

Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1950

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51.

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that in recent meat allocations to Oldham there have been considerable proportions of excess fat to the detriment of the consumer; and what steps he proposes to take to prevent a recurrence of this.

I think my hon. Friend is referring to ewe mutton. This has formed only a small proportion of recent meat allocations to Oldham. We cannot at present remove it from the ration, but we shall continue to do all we can to distribute it as evenly as possible throughout the country.