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Butchers (Deposits)

Volume 478: debated on Wednesday 25 October 1950

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asked the Minister of Food why his Department has demanded a deposit from butchers for a week's permit of meat in the North of Scotland Wholesale Meat Supplies Association's area.

This request was made, not by my Department, but by the North of Scotland Wholesale Meat Supply Association Ltd., who, as our agents, must be free to adopt this generally accepted method of protecting themselves against possible defaults in payment.