HC Deb 06 June 1940 vol 361 c991
46. Sir Percy Hurd

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the success of the kitchen waste collection plans of the boroughs of Tottenham, East Ham and West Ham in providing animal feeding-stuffs on a large scale, he will direct the county agricultural war executive committees to confer with the urban municipal authorities in their areas so as to obtain similar results on a national scale and obviate the necessity of the proposed destruction of two-thirds of the pig and poultry industries of the country?

The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. R. S. Hudson)

The county war agricultural executive committees have already been requested to approach local authorities in their areas with a view to co-operating in arrangements of the utilisation of food waste for stock feeding, and I am about to ask the committees for reports on what has so far been achieved.

Sir P. Hurd

Is it not realised that personal contact is the only way in which this matter will really be brought to a head in rural areas?