§ Mr. Rhys Davies
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that a bacon-curer in Lancashire is allowed by the Bacon Board to retain only one-third of the pigs the local farmers have contracted to supply him; that the other two-thirds are diverted to distant destinations; that he can only operate his factory to one-fifth of its capacity, and is denied information as to the basis on which he is 616W to carry on his business; and will he intervene with the Bacon Board in order to secure better treatment for this and other curers in similar circumstances?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
If the hon. Member will supply me with particulars of this case I will have inquiries made of the Bacon Marketing Board and will inform him of the result.