Arrangements for producing dried meat in the principal exporting countries are still in the early stages, and it is not yet possible to say how it will be distributed in this country, whether as a substitute for carcase meat or in addition to it. We shall have to consider that.
Arrangements for the production and packing of dried meat on a commercial scale are still in an early stage, and I am not at present able to say how or when supplies will be made available to civilian consumers. I will give consideration in due course to the suggestion made by my hon. Friend in the last part of his Question.