§ Mr. R. Gibson
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what are the names and addresses of the two bacon-curers in Renfrewshire who will qualify for a bacon production licence under the Bacon (Licensing of Producers) Order?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
The hon. and learned Member's Question refers presumably to the two small curers in Renfrew-shire to whom I referred in my reply on 13th December, 1939, to a question by the hon. Member for Ayr Burghs (Sir T. Moore), as being curers whose average weekly output of bacon in 1938 was as much as 5 cwt. but was less than 15 cwt. The names and addresses of the two curers in Question are as follow:
- Mr. W. Loudon,
- 34, Roxburgh Street,
- Mr. J. A. Pinkerton,
- 69, Neilston Road,
There are in addition six curers in Renfrewshire who do not come into the category of small curers.263W
§ Sir T. Moore
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether, under the rationing scheme, bacon should be sold with the skin on as in England or with the skin off as in Scotland?
§ Mr. Morrison
Under the rationing scheme bacon can be sold with the skin on or with the skin off, in accordance with the consumer's request. The ration of 4 ozs. per head per week is for bacon boned and with the skin on, and in the schedule of prices the retail price for the sale of bacon is for bacon with the skin on. To meet the specific request of the retail trade in Scotland, the price schedule is being amended to permit a charge of 2d. per lb. for the service of skinning bacon.