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Canned Ham

Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1950

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59.

asked the Minister of Food what restrictions are imposed upon the method of curing meat for sale as ration-free British canned ham.

If, owing to restrictions or present conditions, it is not possible to cure ham by the lengthy process which was needed in pre-war days, is not the commodity at present sold as British canned ham more appropriately described as "gammon"?

I did not hear all that supplementary question. The hon. Member had better discuss this matter outside with me.