HC Deb 12 April 1948 vol 449 cc602-3
21. Mr. Royle

asked the Minister of Food if he will give the number of pigs killed on licence; and the number killed and made available for the ordinary meat and bacon rations, respectively, in December, 1946, January, 1947, December, 1947, and January, 1948.

Mr. Strachey

As the reply includes a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

Month. Number of pigs killed by self-suppliers under licence. Number of pigs killed at bacon factories and Government slaughterhouses.
Thousand Head.
December, 1946 116 75
January, 1947 109 91
December, 1947 149 33
January, 1948 117 49

NOTE.—A small proportion of the pigs slaughtered at bacon factories and Government slaughterhouses were unsuitable for the bacon or the meat ration and were used for manufacture.