asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware that merchants have been stopped from buying any corn from shippers, and that, consequently, those requiring wheat offal and barley meal to feed pigs and other animals are finding it impossible to get their requirements; and whether he will consider taking immediate steps to alter the position so that pig-keepers may be able to get the requisite supplies?
Mr. O. Evans
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware of the serious shortage in certain areas, such as West Wales, of animal feeding-stuffs, particularly maize and barley products; whether this is due to actual shortage of stocks in the country, or to unequal distribution, or both; and what steps he is taking to deal with the situation so as to reassure farmers who are gravely concerned owing to the fear of shortage of food for their livestock during the coming winter?
§ Sir I. Albery
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware of the shortage of feeding-stuffs, especially those suitable for pig production, in Kent, where many breeding pigs are now being slaughtered to the detriment of further increases of valuable human food; and can he say when further supplies will be available?1410W
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
I would refer the hon. Members to the reply which I gave yesterday to questions on this subject by the hon. Members for Sudbury (Colonel Burton) and Llanelly (Mr. J. Griffiths).