HC Deb 24 April 1941 vol 371 c271W
Colonel Carver

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the importance of pig keeping by individual householders, especially since such pigs mainly live on household waste, he will suggest to local authorities the war-time relaxation, where-ever possible, of restrictions against such pig-keeping?

Mr. E. Brown

By Order in Council under the Defence (Emergency Powers) Act, 1939, it has been made lawful, so long as nuisance is not caused, to keep pigs in any place, notwithstanding any legal provision to the contrary or any provision in a lease or tenancy agreement. This Order in Council I think meets my hon. and gallant Friend's desire.