HC Deb 11 March 1941 vol 369 cc1150-1
41. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the urgent necessity of securing the maximum amount of kitchen waste for feeding pigs and poultry, he will consider setting up a public utility corporation, under the control of the Ministry of Agriculture or Supply, to operate in those areas where there is at present no organised collection?

Mr. H. Macmillan

I have been asked to reply. The question of setting up a central authority to supplement other methods of dealing with kitchen waste for feeding pigs and poultry is under consideration, and my right hon. Friend is conferring with his right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture on the subject.

Mr. De la Bère

How long will this matter be under consideration? Is my hon. Friend not aware that the poultry and pigs in this country are being slaughtered, owing to lack of feeding-stuffs? Is it not necessary to revise or, in some csaes, waive, local legislation? If Tottenham can do it, why cannot other places? Why does the Ministry of Agriculture not wake up? In view of the fact that this matter has been trifled with for over a year while pigs and poultry have been slaughtered, I beg to give notice that I shall raise the matter without further ado on the Adjournment. It is a farce.