HC Deb 15 November 1939 vol 353 cc709-10
54. Mr. Macquisten

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether, in view of the shortage of bacon and the 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.

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