HC Deb 07 February 1945 vol 407 cc2071-2
50. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Food what price self-suppliers and caterers receive per pound for half of the carcase of a pig they are obliged by regulation to sell to his Ministry; and what is the price per pound paid to the ordinary feeder of pigs for pigs sold otherwise than under this regulation.

Colonel Llewellin

The prices are the same for pigs falling within the same weight range, and I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT what these prices are for different weights of pigs.

Mr. Turton

Does my right hon. and gallant Friend deny that, in the case of a pig, for every 20 score the Ministry of Food pay 3¾d. per pound less than the factory price?

Colonel Llewellin

No, Sir, it depends on where the home producer of the pig sends his pig. If he sends it to a butcher he gets a lower price than if he sends it to the Ministry's wholesale agents, because we put in the meat subsidy between the two.

Following is the statement:

The current pig price schedule is as follows:

Per score.
Up to 5 score 4 lb. dead-weight 21s. 0d.
5 score 5 lb. to 6 score 10 lb. dead-weight 23s. 0d.
6 score 11 lb. to 12 score 0 lb. dead-weight 24s. 0d.
12 score 1 lb. to 13 score 0 lb. dead-weight 22s. 6d.
13 score 1 lb. to 14 score 0 lb. dead-weight 20s. 0d.
Over 14 score dead-weight 17s. 0d.

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