§ 76. Mr. FIELD
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that complaints have been made by the principal firms of bacon curers in Ireland that a sufficient number of live swine are not apportioned to them to enable them to keep their works going; and whether, in view of the saving in tonnage, the displacement of labour, and the 1704 economy of transit, it will be arranged that the usual ratio of supply of live pigs will be secured to the Irish bacon curers?
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The Order relating to the control of Irish pigs provides for the licensing and registration of all buyers of pigs in Ireland after 1st March. Supplies will be allocated to registered buyers on the basis of a period of normal trade.