§ 54. Mr. Macquisten
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether, in view of the shortage of bacon and the 710 difficulty owing to the scarcity of imported feeding-stuffs of increasing the supply of pigs, he will instruct bacon factories to cure mutton in the same way as they cure the carcases of pigs and make mutton-bacon to make good the shortage of bacon made from pigs?
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
I am arranging for an experimental cure to be made, and will communicate the results to my hon. Friend, who, I hope, will be prepared to assist in the consumption of the product.
§ Mr. Macquisten
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that I have eaten the product, and that if his bacon people cannot make it, any farmer's wife in Perthshire will tell them how to do it? I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the hon. and learned Member for Montgomery (Mr. C. Davies), who is well acquainted with it.