Poultry (Control)

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th May 1949.

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Photo of Lady  Grant of Monymusk Lady Grant of Monymusk , Aberdeen South 12:00 am, 9th May 1949

asked the Minister of Food at what date he proposes to decontrol the price and distribution of poultry.

Photo of Mr Thomas Skeffington-Lodge Mr Thomas Skeffington-Lodge , Bedford

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that poultry is regularly being sold at more than the controlled price; and whether he now considers that poultry should be decontrolled.

Photo of Sir Frank Medlicott Sir Frank Medlicott , Norfolk Eastern

asked the Minister of Food when the price and distribution of poultry will be decontrolled.

Photo of Mr Evelyn Strachey Mr Evelyn Strachey , Dundee

I regret that I cannot yet give the date on which decontrol will take place.

Photo of Lady  Grant of Monymusk Lady Grant of Monymusk , Aberdeen South

Can the Minister give an assurance that, in view of the reduced meat ration, he will implement his promise to decontrol the price and distribution of poultry at an early date?

Photo of Mr Evelyn Strachey Mr Evelyn Strachey , Dundee

Yes, Sir, but it is the present shortage of meat which is in my mind when I say that it would be premature to fix the date at the present time.