HC Deb 03 May 1937 vol 323 cc802-3W
Colonel Ropner

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the increasing importance of health and disease in all branches of livestock breeding, he has examined the advisability of instituting a system of accredited herds for breeding pigs on the same basis as that adopted in Denmark?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I assume my hon. and gallant Friend refers to the officially recognised breeding centres for pigs which have for a long time been established in Denmark. I have received no representations which indicate that there is any need for the introduction of this system into England and Wales, from which it would appear that, in this country, private pig breeders are able to meet the demand for pure-bred and healthy stock.