Carcase Meat (Stocks)

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

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Photo of Dr Edith Summerskill Dr Edith Summerskill , Fulham West 12:00, 12 July 1948

I thought I had made my answer quite clear. This does not necessarily mean a saving. There was a delay in the turn-round of the ships, and the hon. Member must realise that we not only make contracts with exporting countries, but undertake to take their exportable surplus, and to take it in a specified time, and if we do not take it in a specified time it may be we shall lose some of this surplus.