§ Sir BEVILLE STANIER
asked the Food Controller whether the Order that pigs being fed for bacon are to be killed before Christmas applies to pigs being fed on house and garden or farm refuse, if he is aware that pigs can be kept growing. 1475W and in some cases practically fattened, on waste where it is good in quality; and if he can urge local authorities to develop the compulsory collection of house and garden refuse in their area, so as to maintain pig clubs and so keep up the supply of pigs in the country?
§ Major ASTOR
There is no Order to the effect that any pigs are to be killed before Christmas. The misunderstanding appears to have arisen from the announcement that there was no prospect of any imported feeding-stuffs being available for store pigs after Christmas. The Food Controller fully appreciates the value of waste in the feeding of pigs, and the National Salvage Council, on which the Food Ministry is represented, is taking all possible steps to encourage the collection and utilisation of such waste so far as the limited supply of labour and materials admits. I may refer my hon. Friend to the Press notice on the subject which appeared on 25th October,