HC Deb 20 April 1937 vol 322 c1597W
Mr. Price

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can, approximately, state the number of pigs which have been sold annually as bacon and pork on the markets of England, Scotland, and Wales since the coming into operation of the Pigs Marketing Scheme?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

The following statement shows the estimated total number of home-fed pigs slaughtered in Great Britain in the years ended 31st May, 1934, 1935 and 1936, together with the number of home-fed pigs bought for conversion into bacon by curers registered under the Bacon Marketing Scheme.

Year ended 31st May. Estimated Number of Pigs slaughtered. Number of Pigs bought for conversion into Bacon.
1933–34 4,699,000 695,941(a)
1934–35 4,979,000 1,667,599
1935–36 5,744,000 2,153.251
(a) From 15th November, 1933, only.

The estimated number of pigs slaughtered, given in the above statement, does not include those produced on holdings of one acre or less in extent. The number of pigs bought for conversion into bacon does not include pigs bought by curers who are exempt from the provisions of the Bacon Marketing Scheme, or pigs of their own production converted into bacon by producer-curers.