Danish Pork (Cost)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th December 1953.

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Photo of Sir Waldron Smithers Sir Waldron Smithers , Orpington 12:00 am, 14th December 1953

Is not that answer typical of State trading? When will the Minister realise that the cost of living cannot be substantially reduced until he stops bulk purchase and hands over the buying of meat abroad to experienced traders, who can buy in the cheapest markets? Will he stop bulk purchase at once?