Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Food

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  • Colouring Substances (18 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Food if he will now take action to ban the colouring of kippers with coal-tar dyes and encourage a return to the practice of producing the appetising appearance and...

  • Meat Inspection (Local Authority Expenditure) (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Food whether he is yet in a position to issue regulations providing for charges to be made by a local authority for the inspection of meat; or whether he will allow local...

  • Shops (Over-weight Charges) (5 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the public annoyance at the growing practice among some shopkeepers of giving small overweight on purchases and then charging excessive prices...

  • White Pepper (5 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that white pepper imported at 4s. a lb. is sold to the public at 1s. an ounce and, as this represents a profit of 300 per cent., if he will impose...

  • Fatstock (Guarantee Payments) (2 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Food how long it now takes to pay the sums due to producers under the guarantees for fatstock; and how the delay between a sale and the payment of the guarantees compares...

  • Old-Age Pensioners (13 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Food (1) whether he will make available the evidence provided by the National Food Survey that old-age pensioners in 1954 ate 50 per cent. more eggs than in 1951; (2) how...

  • Pigmeat (4 speeches)

    Mr. Vane: asked the Minister of Food what proportion of the total pigmeat consumed in this country during 1954, or other recent convenient period of 12 months, was home-produced and what...

  • Controls (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Food how many foods have been decontrolled by his Department since 1951.

  • Consumption Statistics (13 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Food how the consumption of butter, cheese and eggs for 1954 compares with the consumption in 1950.

  • Meat (Prices) (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Food what reply he has received from the meat trade to his letter drawing attention to the disadvantages of averaging out the prices of home-killed and imported meat.