HC Deb 19 September 1940 vol 365 cc201-2W
Sir A. Baillie

asked the Minister of Agriculture why feeding materials for poultry-keepers in this country are still being further reduced to 40 per cent. of what corn chandlers were pre-war allowed; and whether this reduction is causing an excessive destruction of fowls?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

The reasons for the reduction in the amount of purchased feeding stuffs that can be made available for different classes of livestock were fully stated in the announcement of policy which I made on the and June. I am not aware that the reduction, about which poultry keepers were given fair warning, is causing an excessive destruction of fowls.