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Rabbit Stocks

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 October 1950

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asked the Minister of Food how many of the 14 million rabbits in stock in April, 1950, have been disposed of; how many remain in stock; how they are being disposed of; how many were unfit for human consumption; and what is the loss, to date, on the transaction.

The stocks still held by the Ministry are being sold through the Association of Wholesale Distributors of imported rabbits and poultry but it would not be in the public interest to give details. Until the whole of the stocks have been cleared, I cannot say what the financial outcome will be. Sixty-one tons were condemned as unfit for human consumption between the 1st April and 24tb October. 1950.