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Butter (Retail Prices)

Volume 530: debated on Monday 19 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Food how the retail price of butter in this country compared with that in other Western European countries on the first of each month since October, 1951.

The following is a table of comparative prices up to the latest date for which such information is available.had been licensed by local authorities. It is not known how many are actually in use. In addition, local authorities are providing public slaughtering accommodation at another 200 places. I am informed by my right hon. Friend that in Scotland there are about 25 private slaughterhouses registered and in use and 91 public slaughterhouses. There are also a number of small slaughtering points in the Highlands and Islands. I should like to take this opportunity to thank local authorities for the energetic way in which they have tackled these problems.