HC Deb 15 July 1935 vol 304 cc736-7
16. Captain HEILGERS

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that, although pigs graded as A and B under the marketing scheme are paid for at prices according to grade, the bacon is subsequently sold at the same price; and whether he will take steps to make the grading and prices correspond?


I am informed that bacon manufactured from pigs which are graded A and B in their respective weight classes frequently realises the same price. As regards the latter part of the question, the matter is one for the attention of the Pigs and Bacon Marketing Boards, who, I understand, are giving it their consideration.


Will the right hon. Gentleman draw the attention of the Pigs and Bacon Marketing Boards to the fact that the reduction of the present number of grades from five to three will probably solve the question?


They will have their attention drawn to it by this question and answer.