Mr. De la Bère
asked the Minister of Food whether, in view of the anomalies which are known to exist in connection with the livestock control, he will review the formulae upon which the livestock controlled prices are based?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
The classification and grades of animals under which purchases of livestock are made by my Department were drawn up in consultation with the Agricultural Departments and the National Farmers' Unions of England and Wales and Scotland. The experience of the first three weeks' working of the scheme indicates that the basis on which prices of livestock are framed has proved generally suitable for the purpose. I see no reason at the present stage for any general review.