HC Deb 03 May 1934 vol 289 cc496-8W

asked the Minister of Agriculture, in view of the fact that the ascertained bacon requirements of the country, according to the Lane Fox Commission, were placed at 10,670,000 cwts. a year, to what extent these requirements have been filled consequent upon the cuts in bacon imports and the partial failure of the Bacon and Pigs Marketing Boards to fulfil their home allocation?


In the first contract period 1st November, 1933, to 28th February, 1934, the deficiency in the home output of bacon and hams was offset by imports from Dominions and foreign countries in excess of allocations, with the result that the total supplies in the United Kingdom for that period, so far as can be ascertained, accorded with the quantity recommended by the Lane Fox Commission as representing the normal requirements of the market.