HC Deb 22 February 1954 vol 524 cc22-3
41. Brigadier Medlicott

asked the Minister of Food what progress is being made towards the provision of a new bacon factory in the County of Norfolk.

The Minister of Food (Major Lloyd George)

No application to build a bacon factory in Norfolk has been made to my Department.

Brigadier Medlicott

Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that a large proportion of the pigs produced in Norfolk have to be sent to Birmingham for slaughter and that a factory within the county would effect many economies in time and money? Would he give general support to a project laid before him?

Major Lloyd George

The Ministry neither builds nor owns bacon factories but if any application for a licence were made to me I should naturally look into it.