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Surplus Fat

Volume 478: debated on Wednesday 25 October 1950

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asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that butchers' shops all over the country are overstocked with surplus fat: and what he proposes to do about it.

I have received some complaints that butchers cannot always sell surplus fat at the maximum retail prices but we have seen no evidence to suggest that their shops are overstocked. Before I look into this problem—as I will—I would like more detailed evidence from the hon. Member.