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Meat (Road Transport Vehicles)

Volume 524: debated on Saturday 8 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Food to give an estimate of the number of vehicles used in the wholesale transport of meat and used wholly or partly for the transport of meat; in how many of them the meat is carried on an open floor; in how many on an insulated floor and in how many in an insulated container equipped with hooks.

In all 3,023 vehicles are used by road transport services in the wholesale transport of meat, and of these 2,887 are wholly used for that purpose and 136 partly so used. They include 1,212 insulated vehicles equipped with hanging gear, 1,026 insulated but not so equipped, 534 not insulated but provided with hanging gear, and 251 open vans.

of imports of the main foods, such as beef, lamb, bacon, eggs, sugar, wheat and barley has compared with the prices of home produce; and the proportions imported and home produced in each case.