Imported Meat (Inspection)

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd February 1948.

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Photo of Sir Harold Sutcliffe Sir Harold Sutcliffe , Royton 12:00 am, 23rd February 1948

asked the Minister of Food what steps are taken to ensure that imported meat is clean and fit for sale on delivery to retail shops.

Photo of Mr Evelyn Strachey Mr Evelyn Strachey , Dundee

Meat is inspected both on and after arrival, and every effort is made by the officers of my agents and of the public health authorities to maintain a good standard. If the hon. Member will inform me of any particular case for criticism, I shall be glad to look into it.

Photo of Sir Harold Sutcliffe Sir Harold Sutcliffe , Royton

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in certain towns meat is received with dirt so deeply embedded in it that it is unsaleable, and that there is, therefore, waste? I will, as the right hon. Gentleman suggests, send him particulars.