Meat Prices

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th July 1954.

Alert me about debates like this

Dr. Hill:

It is inevitable, after 15 years of rigid control, that in the auctions and in Smithfield, there should be some confusion at the outset. For example, so many butchers went to Smithfield to buy meat last Monday that it was difficult to get the meat away, with the result that too many butchers were chasing too little meat. The position has now very considerably improved and prices are tending to settle.