§ 74. Captain Sir C. BATHURST
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the desirability of converting domestic food refuse into pig meat, he is prepared to authorise the relaxation of the Regulations which prevent the keeping of pigs within the present limited distance of a human dwelling, 734 to the detriment and dissatisfaction of the industrial population, especially in mining areas?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Hayes Fisher)
I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend a copy of a Circular issued by the Local Government Board on the 5th January, 1917, and of a subsequent Regulation under the Defence of the Realm Acts, expressly authorising the relaxation of by-laws on this subject.
§ Sir C. BATHURST
May I ask my right hon. Friend whether he is definitely encouraging the local authorities to act in the spirit of that Order, so that a large amount of valuable pig food may be got out of the towns from the refuse which is now being wasted?
§ Mr. FISHER
If my hon. and gallant Friend reads the Circular he will see that it gives very distinct and definite encouragement to local authorities in the direction he indicates.