Mr. De la Bère
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, as representing the Ministry of Food, whether, in view of the wastage involved through pigs being kept at the slaughter-centre a long time before killing, the Government will revert to the method employed in the last war by which payment could be at per live cwt. before the pigs left the market?
Major Lloyd George
I cannot accept my hon. Friend's suggestion, for the reasons given in my reply yesterday to my hon. Friend the Member for Colne Valley (Mr. Glenvil Hall). I am satisfied that there is no undue delay in slaughter, and that any wastage due to this cause has been reduced to a minimum.