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Volume 524: debated on Wednesday 3 March 1954

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asked the Minister of Food the tonnage of live and dead meat sent, from August to October, 1953, from the northern area of Scotland to London; and the sum paid for the movement of this meat.

Six thousand, eight hundred and fourteen tons of dead meat, and live cattle of the equivalent of about 1,112 tons of dead meat. The sum paid for transport was about £82,000, but flat rates are used and the exceptional length of this haul is thus not reflected in the cost.