HC Deb 08 April 1937 vol 322 cc357-8
83. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps the Government propose to take to bridge the difference between the high cost of feeding stuffs and the price of bacon desired by the consumer?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I am not yet able to make any statement as to the future arrangements for the bacon industry.

Mr. De la Bére

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise how easily the situation can affect the political opinion of some of the best supporters of the Government if nothing is done to satisfy them in their unhappy plight?

Mr. Morrison

I am aware, of course, of the position of the bacon industry. I will make a statement of policy on the subject at the earliest possible moment.

Mr. Price

In view of the fact that prices have risen so much in recent months, will the Minister consider enlarging the acreage under potatoes in this country, which would provide a very useful pig food?

Mr. Morrison

There is another question dealing with that point.

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