HC Deb 13 December 1939 vol 355 c1205
73. Colonel Baldwin-Webb

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he can yet make a statement as to the Government policy about granting permission to cottagers to keep pigs for home or neighbours' consumption, and the reasons for the delay in reaching a decision?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

As my hon. and gallant Friend is aware, I am now engaged in working out the arrangements for the purchase of fatstock and for the control of its marketing. These arrangements will include provision for cottagers and others to produce pigs for home consumption. The detailed regulations which are in course of preparation will be directed to encouraging this form of production within the framework of the scheme.

Colonel Baldwin-Webb

Can the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that the production of pigs by cottagers will be within their own control and will not be subject to a scheme of centralisation?

Mr. Morrison

Pigs produced by cottagers for their own use can be produced quite freely and will be theirs to consume.

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