HC Deb 06 December 1939 vol 355 cc649-50
58. Colonel Baldwin-Webb

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware that the uncertainty over the grant of permission to coťtagers to keep pigs for home or neighbours' consumption is seriously prejudicing this branch of the food supply of the country; and whether he can make any statement now as to Government policy on the matter and what are the reasons for the delay in reaching a decision?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer I gave on 22nd November to my hon. Friend the Member for Devizes (Sir P. Hurd). The measures of control ťo which I then referred are under active consideraťion.

Colonel Baldwin-Webb

Will my right hon. Friend consider allowing at least one pig, per cottager without restriction?

Mr. Morrison

There is no reason, if any cottager should desire to keep a pig for consumption, why he should not do so.