§ 1. Mr. LIDDALL
asked the Minister of Agriculture the statistics of the pig 1333 population in Lincolnshire at the last convenient date?
|Total Number of Pigs on Agricultural Holdings above one acre in extent in the Holland, Kesteven and Lindsey divisions of Lincolnshire on 4th June and 4th December, 1935.|
|4th June, 1935.||4th Dec., 1935. *||4th June, 1935.||4th Dec., 1935. *||4th June, 1935.||4th Dec., 1935 *||4th June, 1935.||4th Dec., 1935. *|
|Sows kept for breeding including gilts in Pig.||7,808||8,692||5910||6,051||16,763||15,582||30,481||30,325,|
|Boars being used for Service.||490||669||404||420||1,074||1,183||1,968||2,272|
|All other Pigs:|
|under 2 months old||18,501||16,334||13,469||13,001||40,423||36,147||72,393||65,482|
|2 months old and above.||32,602||51,781||21,319||32,184||58,923||91,052||112,844||175,017|
|* The number of pigs on 4th December, 1935, is an estimated figure.|
§ 12. Mr. LIDDALL
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will draw the attention of the Bacon Development Board to the lack of adequate facilities in Lincolnshire for the killing and curing of pigs?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
The Bacon Development Board have before them an application for a licence for a bacon factory in Lincolnshire which, I understand, they are to consider further on 6th May, when I have no doubt they will have due regard to any representations made in support of the application. In view of the procedure laid down in the Bacon Development Scheme, and of the right of applicants to refer to arbitration in the event of the board deciding not to grant a licence, I could not, at the present time, express any opinion as to the merits of the case.