HC Deb 21 June 1949 vol 466 cc21-2
35. Sir W. Darling

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons are registered as personal pig producers for the 1948–49 period.

Mr. Woodburn

The number of persons in Scotland receiving pig rations under the Self Suppliers Scheme is 2,536. In addition 40 pig clubs, with a total membership of 451 pig-keepers, receive pig rations.

Sir W. Darling

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these figures are very disappointing as compared with those for England; and will he take steps to see that personal pig production is encouraged in Scotland to a proper degree?

Mr. Woodburn

I am sure that the hon. Gentleman, as a practical farmer, will realise that the pig population is increasing very rapidly.

Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore

Could the right hon. Gentleman explain the difference between a personal and an impersonal pig?

Mr. Woodburn

Perhaps the hon. and gallant Gentleman will go and see "Whisky Galore."