HC Deb 12 February 1942 vol 377 c1586
52. Lieut.-Colonel Boles

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is encouraging the agricultural worker, as well as the town dweller, to use his kitchen waste and surplus garden or allotment produce for feeding to pigs so as to supplement food supplies?

Mr. T. Williams

Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend is anxious that more agricultural workers should take advantage of the facilities available for keeping a pig in order to supplement their allowances of rationed foods. The Small Pig Keepers' Council are encouraging pig-keeping by agricultural workers, wherever possible, through the medium of pig clubs. Members of pig clubs are allowed under licence to kill two pigs a year for their domestic consumption. My right hon. Friend hopes that where practicable farmers will be ready to assist in providing housing and other facilities for their workers' pigs and will also give them every encouragement to start such activities.