15 December 1995

Butchers the place for quality lamb

CONSUMERS who appreciate quality lamb should go to their local butcher, MAFFs Lords spokesman Lord Lucas told Peers.

"I go to some lengths to make sure I buy my lamb from a good butcher who knows where to obtain the best lamb and slaughters it himself," he said.

"I hope other people will be able to do the same. It is hard for a supermarket which has to sell a lot of a product of consistent quality to rely on a rare breed which may be available in small numbers and only occasionally. Those who appreciate such factors know where to obtain the product. I hope they will follow my example." &#42