HC Deb 01 December 1938 vol 342 cc615-6W
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 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.